Why doesn't GUI upgrade 6.06 LTS to 7.04 work?
kip at kdream.com
Mon Mar 31 13:14:18 UTC 2008
On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 20:44 -0700, NoOp wrote:
> 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!
The question a friend asked me was why update at all? If it works keep
using it. I should have taken that advice before I started.
The upgrade from 6.06 LTS to 8.04 did not work last Thursday. So I
expect I will wait for at least 6 months more before I try it again and
let others get the bugs out of the upgrade.
The upside is that the computer seems to run faster since the
Kipton Moravec KE5NGX
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