[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade woes

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 14:11:50 BST 2010


On 12 October 2010 07:13, Barry Titterton
<barry.titterton at mail.adsl4less.com> 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.

Um... I have to ask. You do know about how to switch between windows
with Alt-Tab and Alt-Shift-Tab, don't you? And that you can drag any
window from any point (not just the title bar) if you hold down the
Alt key as you drag, so you can reposition a window even if it doesn't
have a title bar or it is entirely covered?

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