[ubuntu-uk] 12.04 upgrade failure

Paul Tansom paul at aptanet.com
Sun May 27 22:55:04 UTC 2012


** alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> [2012-05-26 16:43]:
> On 25/05/12 11:22, Paul Tansom wrote:
> >I don't have full info on this failure yet as I've not been to the machine, but
> >in preparation has anyone had a similar issue to this?
> >
> >The only info I have at the moment is:
> >
> >"Now when I switch on the computer it is not possible to use. The icons on the
> >lefthand side are "ghosting" with no words of pictures and there is no
> >mouse/pointer. Absolutely no control by keyboard either. After a short period
> >it decides to give a countdown and then switches itself off."
> >
> >This is a clean install of 11.10 a couple of months ago that has been kept up
> >to date and then upgraded to 12.04 when suggested by the GUI prompt. All seemed
> >to go well until the reboot as far as I know.
> 
> Certainly try live sessions as a test.
> If it is an older PC, keep in mind  use of nomodeset (available from
> the live CD boot choices)
> 
> Good luck
** end quote [alan c]

Yes, I'll be doing that sometime this week. It is a brand new PC built ready
for a Ubuntu 11.10 install with upgrade to 12.04 when it arrived. This is the
first time I've ever had a Ubuntu upgrade to wrong iirc. Typical that it is
also the first desktop install I've done for someone other than family :(

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