[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade woes

ian pettitt ian.pettitt at bbsrc.ac.uk
Tue Oct 12 14:16:49 BST 2010

On 12/10/10 14:11, Liam Proven wrote:
> 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?
That wasn't an option for me - the whole program had hung and the mouse 
wasn't responding properly. I actually connected via ssh from my laptop 
to fix it, as I was working on that machine whilst the upgrade was 
taking place on the desktop.


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