[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade woes

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 15:11:58 BST 2010

On 12 October 2010 14:16, ian pettitt <ian.pettitt at bbsrc.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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.

Gosh. Then as others are saying, file a bug report.

I did a fresh install on my Thinkpad X31 laptop, which went fine (but
the netbook launcher is comprehensively broken on this hardware).

You are really putting me off trying the upgrade on my desktop - but
then, I planned to leave it a few weeks for the post-launch updates to
accumulate, anyway...

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