Upgrade to 8.04 interrupted by a kernel panic -- shouldn't the upgrade tool be able to recover?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun May 4 03:17:37 UTC 2008

On 05/03/2008 03:22 PM, Michael Peek wrote:
> Hello ubuntu gurus,
> I was in the process of upgrading my wife's laptop to 8.04 when it was 
> interrupted by a kernel panic (I think -- I caught the words "critical 
> temperature reached" flash on the screen as it went down).
> At the time that this happened the upgrade tool had downloaded all of 
> the required packages and was in the process of installing them.
> I fixed the laptop by giving it a few minutes to cool off while I 
> worriedly cursed it under my breath for good measure.
> After turning the machine back on, it presented me with a blank brown 
> X11 screen and nothing ever came up.
> After cntrl-alt-f1, login, sudo dpkg --configure -a, and finally a 
> reboot, it appears that everything is back to rights.
> If I can make a suggestion, I think that once the upgrade tool has 
> downloaded all of the required packages, it should install a temporary 
> init script that does this for you just in case this kind of event 
> should occur.
> Michael

Good idea & perhaps one worth suggesting on either launchpad
(https://launchpad.net/ubuntu) or the Idea Pool:

[Get Involved]
    [which is out of date - so someone should suggest an update :-]
     and finally to: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

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