Update fails

sdavmor sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Thu Apr 22 19:54:17 UTC 2010

On 04/22/2010 03:29 AM, william drescher wrote:
>> Do the whole thing in a terminal and see if it works better :-)
>> $ sudo aptitude update
>> then
>> $ sudo apptiude upgrade
>> Please report back if this works for you ;-)
>> 73 Karl
> I started with 9.04, and did as you suggested. All went without
> apparent error, a new kernel was installed. At reboot it still
> reports 9.04, I expected 9.10
> ?
> bill

Ah hah. The mistake you are making, Bill, is in thinking that kernel
level = ubuntu release level. Updates will notify you of a new kernel
that will work with your Ubuntu release level.

If you want to do a release level upgrade that's a different issue
entirely. You could do it via terminal:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Or you could do it from gui:

1) Alt-F2 (to get a "Run" box)
2) update-manager -d

Update manager will do it's thing. You'll be told that there's a
distribution upgrade available (new release 10.04). Which you can then
launch. It will take a while. I suggest backing up anything that is
deadly important first. Just in case.

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