SOLVED Re: Still trying to get to 1680x1050 WAS: Upgrade to 8.04 stuck in 800x600
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 22 02:03:06 UTC 2008
On 10/21/2008 06:52 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Aargh!!!! Knode has crashed twice while I try to respond to this...
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> On 10/21/2008 01:01 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
>>>> See my response to noop - what would cause my system to not be able to
>>>> find the package ?
>> The urls pointing to gulus.usherbrooke.ca are highly suspect. I thought the
>> upgrader always used the "canonical" (pun completely intentional) urls -
>> ie, pointing to "xx.archive.ubuntu.com" where xx is a country code.
>> When I naively believed that a ca address would be more efficient for my
>> needs, I'm pretty sure ca.archive.ubuntu.com was pointing to a usherbrooke
>> host, but it was highly unreliable (and others here noted that too). But
>> it appears that mirror has moved, and ca.archive.ubuntu.com now points to
>> leningradskaya.canonical.com - so naturally if you're finding anything, it
>> isn't official.
>>>> This is my sources list as generated by the upgrade procedure.
>>> You have multiple sources still to gutsy enabled.
>> Not that I can see - everything points to "gulus", but hardy, not gutsy
>> (except for the commented "# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ " for
>> the cd)
> So what would you suggest as a mirror? usherbrooke is blazingly fast if
> nothing else.
I just tested usherbrooke and it works just fine. For my area I use the
University of San Francisco & it's about a 1000 times faster (and more
reliable) than the standard Ubuntu/Canonical servers.
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