[ILUG] Ubuntu upgrade bombed
kevin at cybercolloids.net
Sat Feb 25 12:30:25 GMT 2006
Paul O'Malley wrote:
> Kevin Philp wrote:
>> I was running Ubuntu Breezy on an AMD64 and recently tried to upgrade
>> to Dapper by:
>> 1. Changing the sources.list to point to the Heanet Dapper files
>> 2. aptitude update && aptitude dist-upgrade
>> It seemed to run OK and after about an hour of downloading files,
>> crunching away and asking about 3 questions it finished. Then when I
>> rebooted it bombed claiming it couldn't find /dev/hda2 which is the
>> root partition.
>> Anybody happen to ahve a quick fix or should I write it off and
>> reinstall from scratch?
> Write it off, dapper is nowhere near production ready. It has only
> gone feature freeze. Code is a long way away yet - and it still has to
> get the new gnome (~paddies day march).
> Dapper drake will die and be replaced by 6.04 on 20th April if all
> goes well.
I dumped it and installed from a new CD. I have it working now. I still
need to pull in some packages from breezy. Can someone explain the
difference between OpenOffice2 and OpenOffice2-experimental? OpenOffice2
doesn't work on dapper and just dies, OpenOffice2-experimental does seem
One problem I had was slight scratches on the disk which killed the
install dead. Another issue was my machine has two DVD's on the same
cable (one master, one slave) and when I started the install from the
master it got confused later on and tried to read from the slave giving
me an error that the disk was not suitable for installation. All I had
to do was make sure the second DVD was empty and it worked fine but it
took me a while to twig that one.
I can now tinker with Dapper - but I am keeping my Gentoo install as a
backup in case Dapper dies again.
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