[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade to Hardy: Fail!

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Mar 11 21:54:41 GMT 2008

Stephen Garton wrote:
> Evening all,
> I wanted to help log bugs etc in Hardy, but have hit a bit of a snag-
> I can't do anything apart from boot into recovery mode from grub! If I
> choose(or let grub choose) the default kernel, I get nothing.
> I can manually start up eth0 from the recovery console, is there any
> way I can downgrade to gutsy from the command line?

Does it get as far as the login screen?

I had a bit of an issue with an ATI video card on Ubuntu 7.10 where it 
tried to put the monitor in a resolution that wasn't supported by my 

Just a thought too, you could always try re-configuring X with the command:

X -configure

It should auto-detect your monitor and video card and write a sample 
xorg.conf file which you can then try (it tells you how to try it after 
it runs the command and also where the file is stored).

Not sure if any of that would help.

Other than that, I don't know how to downgrade off the top of my head. 
I'm not sure if it's possible to change the entries in the sources.list 
file to change hardy to gutsy on each line and then run another apt-get 
update and apt-get dist-upgrade?

I'm sure someone more knowledgeable on downgrading could possibly help 
(I've only done an upgrade from the command line from 6.10 to 7.04 to 
7.10, not tried a downgrade).


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