[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade woes

Paul Jones paul at pjitsolutions.co.uk
Fri Oct 15 21:05:36 BST 2010

I did a fresh install the other night for a friend with a very old Acer
laptop, it installed ok but it is effectively Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop
without the Netbook launcher, I did get an error first time I logged on
but didnt take a note of it.

On Fri, 2010-10-15 at 20:58 +0100, Rob Beard wrote:
> On 12/10/10 15:11, Liam Proven wrote:
> > 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...
> >
> I'm just doing an upgrade at the moment (disabled any PPA's, changed 
> lucid entries to maverick in sources.list and then ran apt-get update 
> followed by apt-get dist-upgrade).
> It froze for a couple of minutes on Grub, it seemed to take at least 2 
> or 3 minutes to find the kernels, at first I thought it had failed 
> (there was no disk activity), although I left it and it appears to be 
> okay, or at least it's finished configuring Grub and it's now asking me 
> what I want to do with my Samba config file.
> I'll report back when I'm done, if all else fails I guess I can 
> reinstall from a USB stick.
> Rob

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