Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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RE: lethal upgrade
by steogede2 on Fri 7th May 2010 20:43 UTC in reply to "lethal upgrade"
steogede2
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2007-08-17

Before upgrade, I had working 9.10. During upgrade it asked me something about config file. But it has already lost USB, so I could not use keyboard or mouse. I've tried to connect to other ports, nothing works.


I'm a bit curious as to what would cause you to lose USB during an upgrade. I don't doubt you, it's just something I have never experienced.


So I've rebooted. And it does not boot anymore. F...ing grub2. I needs to reinstall everything. Maybe this is a good moment to try different distribution.


Not really GRUB's fault that the system won't boot after a partial upgrade. I often wonder why Ubuntu doesn't us LVM by default - just think if you could take snapshot before an upgrade and easily revert it if the upgrade fails.

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RE[2]: lethal upgrade
by vtolkov on Fri 7th May 2010 21:10 in reply to "RE: lethal upgrade"
vtolkov Member since:
2006-07-26

I have IOGEAR keyboard switch, sharing keyboard/mouse/monitor between two computers. Without upgrade it was working fine, but, I guess, it was replaced some files during upgrade or, maybe, disabled some services, so when I've switched back, it could not reenable (rediscover?) keyboard and mouse.

Windows 7 uses transaction to switch all files at once when doing updates. In Linux I've experienced several times, that system is getting unstable during upgrade, because files and libraries are in inconsistent state.

Edited 2010-05-07 21:12 UTC

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