[ubuntu-studio-devel] 13.10 tests - upgrade(image)
len at ovenwerks.net
Mon Sep 23 20:34:32 UTC 2013
We have no new 32bit images just now, But the testing I have done looks
For those testing upgrades:
The upgrade from the terminal works as expected, just follow the
However, The upgrade from iso image (which is much faster BTW), needs an
extra step before starting if you have more than one ubuntu installed on a
machine. For example I have /dev/sda1 is my working ubuntu partition and
/dev/sda6 is my testing partition. If I just follow the instructions as is
there will never be an option to upgrade where the instructions say they
So before I start, I boot to the life image (or the testing partition if
there is something runable there) and on /dev/sda1 I create a directory
called offline (the name doesn't matter so long as it is unique and owned
by root) then I mv (move) boot, etc, vm* and init* into offline.
While this is set this way you will not be able to boot the first
partition! don't try :)
Now the upgrade (image) instructions should work fine.
After you are finished testing, from the upgraded partition you need to
mv offline/* back into /dev/sda1 root directory. Then run:
You should see that the system in sda1 is picked up and you should be able
to boot sda1...
To make sda1 the default again :) (and this applies to other
upgrades/installs as well) boot to the partition you wish to be the
default partition and run:
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
(assuming sda is where you boot from... in my case it is sdc)
note if you have more than just the two ubuntu partitions you have to
disable all of them except the one you are upgrading as described above
for the upgrade(image) test or if you wish to do the upgrade for real.
Smartboyhw, does this make sense?
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