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

Kipton Moravec kip at kdream.com
Mon Mar 31 17:02:28 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 10:38 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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.
> >> 
> > 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 missed 6.10 :-) But I wonder if that was just a typo, and he really was
> trying to go directly to 8.04.
> -- 
> derek

I wanted to upgrade, why I do not know. I thought I could get to 7.10
via 6.10 then 7.04, then 7.10. 

But when I did gksu "update-manager -c" as the upgrade to 6.10 says
it did not upgrade.

So then I was told on this list to use gksu "update-manager -c -d"
And the upgrade was to 8.04 was what came up. So I thought, wow I don't
have to go through all the middle steps. 

It downloaded a bunch of stuff, and started the upgrade. After running
all night and part of the morning it hung. And I was stuck.

Since I could not get it to get past the recovery with command prompt, I
ended up reinstalling 6.06 LTS from scratch. Because \home was in a
different partition, it worked and all is back to normal. (Except the

Kipton Moravec KE5NGX
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