Ubuntu Installation :: Downgrading From 10.10 Alpha To 10.04
Jul 10, 2010
I recently decided to try the ubuntu 10.10 alpha and I'm getting an annoying amount of crash reports, is there an easy way for me to downgrade back to the normal ubuntu without reinstalling the whole os from my disk?
I upgraded Karmic Koala to Lucid Lynx, Alpha 2. Now I want to upgrade to Alpha 3, and eventually to BetaX. When I enter the command updata-manager -d, the system says that I am up-to-date. Is there a direct way to upgrade to the latest Alpha, or do I need to download the .iso, build a CD, and do an install from that?
Few months ago I thought I would test the alpha release, so I downloaded the file and burned the .iso to CD. I had problems with the installation, so I cancelled it half-way through, and continued to use 10.04, which worked fine. Now, whenever I try to update/upgrade the system, it keeps asking me to insert the old CD, which I no longer have.
For example, if I try to sudo apt-get update it seems to work fine, until it stalls with the message: Media Change: Please insert the disc labelled 'Ubuntu 10.10 _Maverick Meerkat_ - Alpha i386 (20100925)' in the drive /cdrom/ and press enter
Apart from this recurring problem, I think I have have now successfully upgraded to 10.10. I realize that it's probably my own fault (or is it -- shouldn't 10.10 realise that I am way beyond the alpha release now?)
how/if I can downgrade my dual-boot partition (win-7/11.04) to 10.10 without having to reformat the entire disk?
Can I use the same partition I installed the alpha 11.04 on to install 10.10 and save myself a lot of work?
Is it possible to simply reformat the Ubuntu Linux partition and re-install 10.10 there while preserving my Windows 7 installation?
Can I keep the newer GRUB boot loader for 11.04 (I like it better), or will I be forced to downgrade that as well?
I just tried the alpha, and I can't use it. It's still too green, so I want to go back to 10.10 the easiest way possible, so I'd need a little detail on the process of using the advanced partition features (if this is even possible).
UPDATE: Actually it's version 2.04 not 2.0, guess the site i followed was a little dated.
so i was a little hasty in upgrading Tranmission to version 2.0 and after a while i noticed that the new version is really slow especially for public torrents my question is; is it possible to downgrade to version 1.93?
i followed these command to install the new version.
I had 10.10 installed and decided to chance it by upgrading to the Alpha release 11.04.Graphic card is ATI Sapphire X1550 I think (512MB).Apart from trying to get used to the buggy interface (to be expected from the alpha), the screen keeps blinking, goes black for a second every 30 seconds.
I continue to have issues installing any of the newer version of Ubuntu on my ICH9 FAKERAID. I read that the GRUB2 issue with FAKERAID was solved shortly after Karmic was released. Did this somehow not get added to the Alpha 1 and Alpha 2 of Lucid? I would love to have Ubuntu installed on my main rig, but I do not want to fuss around with it forever...
I just upgraded Ubuntu Karmic to Lucid alpha 3. It works fine except for a few things that can be expected in an alpha version. Anyway, I would like to know if it would be better to upgrade to the final release of Lucid or if I should do a clean install. I don't mind losing my files and settings because there is nothing important on my laptop, but it would be nice not to.
Today I decided to replace my 9.04 install with 10.04. (I did this on a separate hard disk.) As I am a big fan of LVM I used the 'Alternate' install CD. Everything installed fine.
However, upon booting I observed two things: firstly there was no grub menu. No countdown timer, no menu. Just a flickering cursor. After 15 seconds or so I got a message telling me that:
Code: /dev/mapper/bromine-root (My root partition.) does not exist and that it had given up waiting. Finding this kind of strange I tried the alpha of 10.10 --- same again. Hence I have two questions: firstly, where did the nice grub menu go; secondly, what is wrong with LVM and grub these days? At the initframfs prompt I am thrown to there are some LVM utilities and they appear to show my volumes.
Switching back to my old pair of hard disks and everything works as expected (i.e, the hardware is fine and supported by Linux.)
currently i am trying to downgrade my version of g++ compiler in my ubuntu 9.10using synaptic, deselecting current 4.4.1 version and adding desired 4.1.2 version will result in g++ not being recognized in terminal anymore :(also sudo apt-get g++will only get me the latest 4.4.1
I'm trying to install VMware 7.1.3 on ubuntu ( 2.6.38 ) but I ran into some problems. I installed a patch -> link to instructions
But when I try to run vmware workstation the GUI doesn't show up. This problem is also descrbied on the same site (link) They say: "This seems to be a problem with glibmm-2.28, downgrade glibmm to 188.8.131.52, and it should work."
I have no idea how to do this. Most sites refer to gtkmm..how to uninstall a previous version and how to install the correct version?
fixing a text corruption issue / advice for filing a bug report (if necessary). So, generally speaking the stability I am experiencing with Natty is as I expect; I'm fully aware that this is a very very early development release and so all sorts of things can go wrong. I just wanted to point that out So while Gnome/Unity are up and running, graphics run more or less perfectly, the boot process text is completely garbled and if after everything is fully loaded I hit Control+Alt+F1-F6 the text looks like:
* this * the above image close-up
The above links are supposed to be of the ubuntu login prompt. The problem occurred after running the upgrade command:
sudo do-release-upgrade -d
As is standard upgrade procedure. Is there anything obvious going on that I can tweak to make it all happy again? Since I have a working GUI.
I am trying to kickstart the F13 alpha from a usb drive.The usb drive is labeled "disk" and is setup with extlinux and can boot fine.My laptop has one hard drive (sda) and the only other drive is the usb (sdbThe ISO is copied on the root of the usb diskI extract the boot files from the F13 Alpha ISO and copy them on the disk also
I am currently using ubuntu 10.10. I downloaded ubuntu 11.10 and created bootable usb drive.But now it giving error "BOOT ERROR".The same error occured when I tried to install 11.04..Also I am using windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu 10.10
I need to work on CUDA, nVidia's API for GPU development. The gcc version it requires is one step below what 9.10 provides, but it works on 9.04
I understand it ultimately comes down to installing the appropriate packages, changing symlinks of gcc and to point to the correct version.
So, is there an "official Ubuntu way" to do it? As in, is there some transitional or script that does it all?
(The reason I am asking this is, generally whenever I do something like this on my own, it ends up breaking something somewhere, but if there's an official way to do it, it plays well with the rest of the system.)
Would there be any possible problem with installing Ubuntu 10.04 over 10.10 on a manually partitioned PC?
I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and am considering going back to Lucid. I have 2 partitions ~ home and root. I presume there would be no problems with installing 10.04 over the 10.10 root partition? Will configuration files created by 10.10 in my home folder be usable by Ubuntu 10.04?
I did an apt-get upgrade half an hour ago, resulting in an upgrade from firefox 4 to 5, and in that time I've already run into multiple serious problems with the new version. Is there any way to downgrade?
Brand new to this world. Trying to figure out how to roll-back an app (Wicd). Specifically trying to do this: "edit /etc/apt/sources.list and added links to the karmic repositories for the universe group."
I unfortunately succumbed to the lure of the latest and greatest and upgraded from a wonderfully stable, great version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to the -how shall I say- adventurous beta release of Ubuntu 11.04. My question is, I think, simple. Is it advisable to downgrade to the last 10.04 LTS ver.? I have my personal data saved. I run a dual boot with an old copy of Windows which I use once a year to do my taxes on.
How well to Ipods and Iphones work with 10.04 or 10.10 alpha? Has it got to the stage i can just plug it in and sync? My friend who uses Ubuntu wants to switch back to windows cause he just got an Ipod, Plus, I'm getting sick of Rockbox now and want the normal ipod firmware again on my ipod.