Help upgrading to 10.10

Marius Gedminas marius at
Thu Oct 14 08:37:20 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 11:22:12PM -0400, Tom H wrote:
> . Boot into recovery mode and choose netroot
> . Make sure that update-manager-core is installed
> . Make sure that you have "prompt=normal" in
> "/etc/update-manager/release-upgrades"
> . Run "do-release-upgrade --mode desktop" (I'm assuming that you are
> upgrading a desktop and not a server install)

What does --mode desktop do, exactly?

I upgraded my netbook from 10.04 to 10.10 using simply sudo
do-release-upgrade, without booting into recovery mode, and without
--mode desktop.  It seems to work fine.

Marius Gedminas
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
                -- Albert Einstein
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