[ubuntu-studio-devel] 13.10 tests - upgrade(image)

Len Ovens 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 
very good.

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 
should be.

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:
sudo update-grub

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 update-grub
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?

Len Ovens

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