Why doesn't GUI upgrade 6.06 LTS to 7.04 work?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 31 03:44:37 UTC 2008

On 03/30/2008 07:46 PM, Kipton Moravec wrote:
> It did not work.
> It wanted to jump to 8.04 which is beta, and the install failed. I was
> screwed. I could only get a recovered version to work enough to get me
> to the command line. Gnome would  not start, and x-windows would not
> repair.
> Fortunately I was able to reinstall 6.06 LTS and get back up and
> running, but it cost me a day. And all I lost was the printer driver.  
> Moral of the story, do not upgrade unless you have to.
> Kip
> On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 22:36 +0000, Mr. Obnibolongo wrote:
>> You should be able to upgrade to a non-LTS version using
>> gksu "update-manager -c -d"
>> as I told in the previous e-mail...

I guess my question would be why you would try to go from 6.06 to 7.04
if you are trying to get to 8.04?

You can upgrade from an LTS (6.06) to LTS (8.04) directly. But if you go
to 7.04, you then must go to 7.10, then 8.04.

You can directly upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS ("Hardy Heron") from Ubuntu
7.10 ("Gutsy Gibbon") or from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ("Dapper Drake"). This
page continues instructions for both. (see UpgradeNotes)
Upgrade from 6.06 LTS to 8.04 LTS

This section describes how to perform 6.06 LTS ("Dapper") -> 8.04 LTS
("Hardy") upgrades. Note that 8.04 LTS is not released yet!

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