Friday, October 15, 2010

Another Ubuntu Upgrade

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10, but not without a few glitches.

1. I did the usual alternate cd upgrade
2. Upgrade froze with about 20% left. Restarted computer but could not boot into X.
3. Decided to use recovery option in grub boot menu
4. Manually mount the alternate cd iso, and ran sudo ./cdromupgrade from terminal. This miraculously solved all problems. It appears to "resume" the upgrade process.

Conclusion: running ./cdromupgrade from cmd line seems like a good idea for future upgrades. Its definitely faster too. It might also be a good idea to defer the Internet update until the upgrade is finished.

1 comment:

wg said...

Omg, i totally gave up on the upgrade. My ubuntu went into loop at the startup screen that I have to back up and reinstall. zzzz

Now only dare to do long term support upgrades.