[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade woes

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Oct 12 08:36:00 BST 2010

On 12/10/10 07:13, Barry Titterton wrote:
> I have just tried to upgrade my sickly install of 10.04 to 10.10. The
> install process failed just after half way when it threw up a window
> which appeared to be asking me what I wanted to do with my modified
> version of GRUB2. This window was positioned behind the progress window,
> and I could only see the top quarter of the window, which contained a
> drop down list of options of what to do with my current version of GRUB.
> The bottom three quarters of the window were hidden so I could not
> select any 'Accept' button. I was unable to move either window to one
> side, nor shrink either window. The install stopped at this point and my
> only option was to press the power button. My computer is now dead. I
> shall have to download the ISO and try a fresh install.
> Please note that I had added boot options to GRUB in an effort to solve
> my reliability problems in 10.04.
> Has anyone else seen this problem? I do not know if this is a bug that
> needs filing, or another symptom of my faulty install of 10.04.
> Barry

I haven't tried upgrading yet (got it scheduled in sometime this week, 
probably Saturday).  I'd suggest booting from a live CD/USB stick and 
maybe doing an install from there (probably worth backing up your home 
directory too).


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