8.04 to 10.04 dist upgrade

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Sun Aug 29 14:44:02 UTC 2010


On Sun, 2010-08-29 at 00:29 -0700, Vic Main wrote:
> At 11:10 PM 08/28/10, you wrote:
> >James Takac wrote:
> > > 2 of my systems still have 8.04 on them and I see via the update
> > > manager the option of a dist upgrade to 10.04. I'm familiar with the
> > > usual incremental upgrade and was wondering if the upgrade straight
> > > from 8.04 to 10.04 is viable? I know it won't be without risk even
> > > if it is. But if it is a viable upgrade option I'd consider the
> > > possibilty
> >
> >Yes, that should work because upgrades from one LTS version to the next
> >LTS version are supported [1]. And please read the release notes [2].
> >
> >Nils
> >
> >[1] <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LucidUpgrades>
> >[2] <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidLynx/ReleaseNotes>
> >
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> I tried the upgrade and now the dual boot machine is just a single boot.
> 
> The linux is done for, the screen comes up in terminal mode. I've 
> made the cd of 10.04, and it seems just fine, haven't installed it yet though
> 
> Vic 
> 
> 

I had terrible problems going to Lucid from Karmic on my desktop PC.  I
could only boot into recovery modes using old kernels.  Or by using a
live USB.

https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/573776

In the end I just had to bite the bullet and do a re-install.  Luckily,
I had /home in its own partition so I re-installed without reformatting
it,  which saved all my personal settings (like Firefox bookmarks). 

Tony
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