I tried to upgrade to Edgy

Conrad Knauer atheoi at gmail.com
Sat Oct 28 15:42:10 BST 2006

I tried upgrading a friend's computer and it failed too.  I put notes
of what went wrong here:

However, I was successful in upgrading my computer, though there were
a couple hiccups. I'll post the notes for that soon.

Based on my experience, I would say that you should use the Live CD to
backup your home dir (if you didn't before you tried upgrading), then
install Edgy with the Live CD and copy the home dir back.


On 10/28/06, Edward Craig <epcraig at gmail.com> wrote:
> I failed.
> My surmise is that among the graphical applications I should have
> exited is the Screen Saver, as when I noticed it frozen,  the disc
> access LED was solid on. Rebooting (which I could accomplish omly via
> a reset) failed on an X error message indicating missing X
> configuration files.
> It took a bit more than the 19 hours predicted to download over a
> dialup 56 modem, like about 41, but I think that's irrelevent, albeit
> disappointing.
> Perxhance someone here can instuct me in how to recover my hosed
> system, else I'll  reinstall, eventually.
> Live CD's are useful as stopgap.
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