[ubuntu-us-in] Ubuntu-us-in Digest, Vol 44, Issue 8

Sobieralski, Damian Michael dsobiera at indiana.edu
Thu Jan 12 20:01:46 UTC 2012

I never do upgrades as I feel Ubuntu doesn't have the person power to properly verify every permutation of an upgrade. I mount /home as a separate partition so installing new is trivially easy.  I install the OS fresh and then the /home partition has all my data already on it.  No copying between OSs is needed :)  The hardest part is reinstalling the apps.  

However, if I encrytped /home (which I do not) this may not be as easy as it is w/o encryption.

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   1. Re:  11.10 upgrade FAIL (Randy Sparks)


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Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 04:40:01 +0800
From: Randy Sparks <randy.sparks4 at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-in] 11.10 upgrade FAIL
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Tue, Jan 10th if not upgradeable just install the operating systems side by side and manually move what you want to keep into 11.10 from 11.04 this could stop your problem or just use both operating systems running side by side until you can figure out if the distribution ISO is defected that you are trying from..
     Sometimes you might think it is Ubuntu but I have never had a problem like this as I build my own computer exclusively made to run any operating system going even mac os.
randy.sparks4 at gmail.com

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM, Sim?n Ruiz <simon.a.ruiz at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM, justin sullivan 
> <j.p.sullivan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I was bored this afternoon and thought I would try and upgrade my
> notebook
> > to 11.10 from 11.04. Every attempt that I have in the past to 
> > upgrade to
> the
> > latest and greatest versions have failed me. I'm not sure why that 
> > is exactly but it SUCKS. I am going to have to start from scratch 
> > again...I think I'm just going to go to *BSD for good, kinda over 
> > the broken BS
> that
> > is linux.....venting complete.
> Right on.
> > so basically the installer reached the last stage of installing the 
> > new software needed for 11.10, stopped, and gave a message saying 
> > that
> something
> > had failed and your system is going to reboot into a possibly 
> > unusable system....yay for ubuntu!!!!
> That was a little more venting. :-)
> > anyone else have any similar problems with upgrading?
> It's been my experience that the more things I change on a system, the 
> less likely an upgrade is to go smoothly, especially as I like to muck 
> around on the command-line and break things. I need to, sometimes, to 
> get proprietary hardware working for example. Or I want to, sometimes, 
> to get a different version of some software than what Ubuntu packages.
> But those are the things that tend to cause issues when I upgrade.
> I've noticed that on machines where I don't make many changes to the 
> system?especially on systems where I've done everything, 
> configuration-wise, through the GUI?and on machines where all the 
> hardware uses open drivers, upgrades have gone quickly and smoothly 
> for me.
> I tend to prefer a clean re-install when we're talking about my 
> primary workstation. Something about the whole fresh install process 
> makes things feel clean and new; maybe it's just a habit from years of 
> keeping a Windows machine running. *shrug*
> I actually was able to make the jump from 11.04 to 11.10 smoothly on 
> my primary system, a System76 desktop, when I tried on a lark; though 
> I usually opt for a fresh install. Of course, the hard drive then died 
> a sudden and irrecoverable death so I was forced to re-install from 
> scratch anyways... :-)
> I've never lived in a rolling distro for very long, so I'm not sure 
> what's life's like on the other side of that fence.
> Sim?n
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