autostart bug

Basil Fernie basil at
Wed Jul 23 06:51:46 UTC 2014

OK, now to reveal the depths of my ignorance...

I am at last ready to update my own Lenovo's Lubuntu 12.04 LTS as  
numerously updated (now at .67 or .68, I think) to 14.04 with the initial  
deal-inhibitors sorted. I have a bootable DVD with the 14.04 iso which  
performs adequately in live test mode and want to do the update/upgrade  
 from the DVD, being in the unhappy position of having to pay for every  
byte that is downloaded. (And I don't have a hardwired internet  

Question 1: If I follow Israel's advice below, my expectation is that  
apt-get will try to source the update from external repository via  
internet connection (expensive... and effectively putting laptop and me  
out of use for several hours). How can I redirect it to seek from the DVD  
drive primarily (I don't mind running a normal update afterwards from  
internet, that's just a few extra megabytes downloaded and applied in  

Question 2: I know Synaptic allows use of CD or DVD as repository, but can  
it use the iso image, or should I decompose this into the multinumerous  
participant files?

Question 3: Can I, in fact, do an upgrade from an iso without doing the ab  
initio installation process which implies appalling requirements in terms  
of backing up, reloading files and possibly re-installing packages? I  
refer of course to the widespread lack of an install option to replace the  
existing Linux distro with an upgrade thereof, without wiping everything  
clean (at the moment my Lubuntu partition alone holds about 800 000 files  
and I doubt that more than 100-150 000 are actually included in the  
official distro. Such an option might only be used every year or three or  
five, but how useful it would be then! Of course, I want to be able to do  
it from the iso for exactly the reason most distros are available in an  
iso for testing, then installing the new distro if you like it - you don't  
have to duplicate the download time and cost. So why not for upgrading  
your favorite distro?

Question 4:A little further off the wall but following on the same line:  
If I decide to Just Do It and change from vanilla Lubuntu 12.04.??? to  
LXLE 14.04, in view of the close derivation, how could I gyp the upgrade  
process to make it believe that it is simply doing a straightforward  
Lubuntu upgrade? I understand there may be some problems with  
dependencies, but am thinking there shouldn't be too many.

Apologies for so many questions, but I think they do combine to give a  
clearer total picture of my thinking and so improve the likelihood that  
someone will be able to answer me. Even if it is just to say You must be  
crazy  or  study the apt-get manual for a few months and let us all know  
what you find out.

Thanks in advance,

Basil Fernie

On Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:16:52 +0200, Israel <israeldahl at> wrote:

> On 07/14/2014 05:38 PM, Gary Knott wrote:
>> Dear group,    What do i do to get thepatch to fix my autostart bug?
>> [type apt-get update  - or is it upgrade?  Anyway, i'd appreciate being  
>> giventhe command to type.
>> Thanks,  garyknott at
> Hi,
> both.
> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
> Of course I am not entirely sure how the staged (staggered?) updates  
> work... >but I think that will force it to update.  
> --Regards

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