Upgrade from ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04 problem

Wendy B jernate98 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 13:00:23 UTC 2009

This is what came to me in the middle of the night.
I wil be going to use a friends computer to make a disc. I ordered a
free one as a back up too.

I think i like this OS. I kinda inherited this laptop.
My aunt didnt know what she was buying...

On 1/5/09, Gilles Gravier <gilles at gravier.org> wrote:
> Hi. Wendy,
> jernate98 at gmail.com wrote:
>> Hello, i just upgraded from ubuntu 7.10 to
>> 8.04.
>> Ok, tried to.  :-S
>>  I have an Everex gbook 1500 that came with 7.10. After installing all
>> necessary updates, i clicked to upgrade.  After upgraded,
>> I rebooted. It went into the memory scan. Thats all it will do. I
>> tried to hit esc to continue and boot the system. Nothing happens.
>> Only way out is to shut down by pressing the button. On reboot, i've
>> gone into where the  menu list and see only one option-
>>  Ubunto 7.10 memtest86+
>> Thats it. I am very new to ubuntu but have been reading ALOT and have
>> at least figured out how to get to grub and type commands.
>> I read that i could maybe go to terminal and see whats available and
>> maybe remove a # so i can have diff menu options.
>> But i havent figured out how to get there.
>> Thanks tons from the new member!
>>  Wendy, who is only able to get online w/the cell phone and Despises
>> texting
> This may not be the answer you are looking for, but it might be the
> right moment to do a full, clean, re-install of 8.10 now... :)
> Get the 8.10 ISO from a friend (download and burn at their place)...
> then boot from it. Mount the hard disk. Backup your home directory
> somewhere if it's not on a separate filesystem (unless you don't mind
> losing all your files). Then go ahead with the full re-install... and
> enjoy 8.10 which is really nice.
> You might, in a first step, try to UPGRADE from the 8.10 CD...
> Gilles.
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