Help upgrading to 10.10

Tom H tomh0665 at
Thu Oct 14 08:54:50 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 4:37 AM, Marius Gedminas <marius at> wrote:
> 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.

I've answered the "--mode..." issue in reply to Jordon.

Just because you like to live dangerously doesn't mean that I have to
advise anyone to do so. I prefer to do important upgrades in
single-user mode, especially if X and the DE are being upgraded.

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