Help upgrading to 10.10

Tom H tomh0665 at
Thu Oct 14 03:22:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 8:27 PM, Stephen S. Disbrow <info at> wrote:
> I'm trying to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10, and my 10.04 is totally up to
> date.     I went to
> and read the
> instructions. My problem is that I'd like to do it from the command line
> because when I go to system/administration/software and I enter my sudo
> password the desktop locks up. This keeps happening even after multiple
> reboots. I even tried stopping Orca and having a sighted person try it, but
> same results.I'm blind and prefer the command line. Does anyone have a link
> that tells you how to do it from the command-line. Short of that does anyone
> have any idea why it might keep locking up like this?

. Boot into recovery mode and choose netroot

. Make sure that update-manager-core is installed

. Make sure that you have "prompt=normal" in

. Run "do-release-upgrade --mode desktop" (I'm assuming that you are
upgrading a desktop and not a server install)

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