Code: Not all updates can be installed Run a partial upgrade, to install as many updates as possible. This can be caused by: * A previous upgrade which didn't complete * Problems with some of the installed software * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu
I have a compaq nx7010. It started out with 8.04 or perhaps 8.10. I upgraded it through to 9.04 when that became available. I have not upgraded to 9.10 year, because I recall it took me a fair amount of time to get my system working correctly after the 9.04 upgrade. At a guess, audio went down, wifi broke, and that sort of thing. I am now finding that apps I use are not releasing new versions compatible with 9.04. And I see 10.04 is on its way, and I understand it is best to go from one upgrade to the next rather than jump a release.
Here's my question: I get the impression it is cleaner and more stable to do a clean install as opposed to an upgrade. I've also seen many people expressing that view. I've always just gone with upgrading because I didn't like the thought of having to set my whole computer up the way I like it, again. Is there a way to do a clean install that will keep my system the way I like it? For instance, to not have to reconfigure every application?
I have my partitions set up like this: ext3 /home ext3 / linuxswap
Just how much config related stuff is stored in the /home folder? Or is this purely user files? What is the consensus? Is it better to upgrade or to do a clean install? My intention is to have a stable system that does not require hours of my time to get sound and wifi working, with the latest release on it (so that I can run the latest apps).
I am using the latest Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid lynx. Sometimes ago while I am updating my operating system to linux-image-2.6.32-25-generic (2.6.32-25.44) with update manager, after downloading all the files it was running the installation. During installation suddenly my pc turned off, may be for some power issue. Then while I again start my pc and tried to restart the update process the update manager show me a message. "Not all updates can be install. Run a partial upgrade, to install as many as updates as possible."
This can be caused by: * A previous upgrade which didn't complete. * Problem with some of the installed software. * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu. * Normal changes of a pre-release version of Ubuntu.
Then I tried to open the synaptic package manager. But it didn't open either and show another message which suggest to run the command in the terminal: "sudo dpkg --configure -a". And unluckily it wasn't work. and show the messgae: "dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0103' near line 0: newline in field name `#padding'".
I have a Dell studio running ubuntu for two years now. I had ubuntu 10.04, but a few days ago, the update manager started to bug me that some stuff don't work properly and that I need to to a partial upgrade. I postponed that for a while, and all worked fine, but I finally had sometime and clicked "yes", all began collapsing:
1) the update manager crashed while updating.
2) I rebooted and ran it again. same crash at the same stage.
3) I decided, god knows why, to do a full upgrade to 10.10, which also crasehd.
Now it won't even boot. It always get stuck at a line saying "no IPv6 routers present" or something of that sort. when I switch off manually the wireless switch on the laptop, the boot gets stuck a bit earlier, on a line that says: "laptop login:"
EDIT: I just remembered something which might be important: I had a hibernation problem on the upgrade to 10.04, so I played around a bit with that. now it uses libgcrypt, and I remember I set up something manually then, but I can't remember what.
I got a notification that there was an upgrade available today in ubuntu 9.10 64, after the update i restarted my system and while booting i encountered this error message:
Kernel panic - not syncing : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on unknown - block (8,17)
does this have something to do with the OS looking at the wrong hd? theres no command prompt to actually do anything and i tried booting in safe mode and had the same problem. Let me know what i can do!
Lately when I've tried to update my packages many of them don't update. I get nothing out of the ordinary when using the terminal but when I try to update via the Update manger I get this error message:
Code: Error message: Fetch failed: W:Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/mirror.steadfast.net_debian_dists_testing_main_source_Sources Hash Sum mismatch W:Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/mirror.steadfast.net_debian_dists_testing_main_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch, W:Failed to fetch http://mirror.steadfast.net/debian/dists/testing/updates/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 220.127.116.11 80]
I've tried several different mirrors but get the same error with every one. Same result with ftp as well. Yesterday I upgraded to Wheezy and every package successfully upgraded, but today the problem started again.
Currently running 9.10 and am interested in 10.04 upgrade but download manager tells me this is a 1.2 GB download and I have just a wireless connection making this a lengthy and tedious affair.Is there any way of doing a partial upgrade bits at a time without having to go whole hog?
I tried to upgrade ubuntu from 9.10 to 10.04. It is almost complete downloading packages,but i get this error:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...untu2_i386.deb The HTTP server sent an invalid Content-Range header [IP: 18.104.22.168 80]I tried to change from main server to US server, but I still get this error.
I accidentally installed a partial upgrade, and Empathy was removed from the indicator applet (next to Evolution Mail under the envelope icon). How can I restore it? PS: When this happened, I had no idea that partial upgrades could cause problems in our PCs, such as removing packages..
I've been using Ubuntu since 6.04, not a linux guru by any means but can usually get myself out of trouble.
So, the issue... I installed 8.04 on my mother's laptop some time back as she was having trouble keeping Win 2000 running (she has a low spec no-name generic laptop btw). I live in Autsralia and she in England, i thought i could better support her if she was running Ubuntu... All has been well with 8.04 but with the new LTS release (10.04) i thought i'd talk her through the upgrade... Did the online upgrade via Update Manager, all seemed to go OK but when she went to log on after restart she got an error saying 'authentication failed' even though we are 100% sure we have the user name and password correct... Tried to do a ctrl+alt+F1 to by pass the GUI log on but couldn't get the terminal session to open up, just got a black screen - no command prompt.
So... thought OK re-install... downloaded the ISO, burned and sent her a CD in the post... talked her through the re-install, all seemed to go well (again) - BUT, after restart, couldn't log in "authentication failed" again...
So, remember i'm trying to talk a novice through all this... any thoughts!?!
If i can get her to log in i can then support her via some kind of remote sesion or other screen share... and it wont cost me a small fortune in international calls!!! But if i can't get a log in, i'm dead in the water!?
I recently tried to upgrade to 10.04 and it failed somewhere on the installation process. I managed to get the machine to boot and go into gnome but now very few programs will actually launch (terminal, nautilus and firefox is about it) and the install/update software reports al sorts of dependency issues
I had installed Ubuntu 8.04 and partitioned my drive to share 500gB with Windows XP. All was good. When I saw that Ubuntu 10.01 was available I downloaded it to update the 8.04. Ididn't want to have to redo all my configurations so told installer not to update config files. No entry in GRUB no boot. Tried to re-install 8.04 to replace 10.01 and get back to intial state. Current state Ubuntu won;t boot, XP still OK but don't know how to clean up my mess. I've attached a copy of a boot info script I ran.
Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ============================== => Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #6 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
I ran the software manager upgrade/update install of 11.04. When I reboot almost immediately a quick error flashes on screen that says something like "missing prefix" then it goes to an unfamiliar menu with kernel choices that are very old and look nothing like my desktop. I think it may be some old install or something I dont know. I have an eee pc. I originally installed with WUBI but have done other kernel upgrades with no issues.
--Began with an up-to-date Ubuntu 8.04.3--64 LTS install; tar-copied everything from sda2 to sda3 and booted SDA3 so I wouldn't fry my main install:
[[ ' fdisk -l /dev/sda /dev/sdb ' Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x86dae77a
Will attach any logs requested; but I'm about to scrap the failed install and start over, 'cuz I want to test 10.04 LTS and the new Vmware Workstation 7.1--64 beta. The only thing I can think of is that I did not boot into the new kernel ( apt-get upgrade ) before doing the dist-upgrade. I've done a few of these dist-upgrades in the past this way; 6.06-LTS to 8.04, 8.04 to 9.x, etc
I had a failed attempt at an upgrade to 10.04 but I know the error of my ways however before I go through it again does 10.04 still have the tools available for a dial-up connection, wvdial & gnome ppp?
I have an Proliant DL380 that I use as a home server/router that I attempted to upgrade to Lucid. The gui upgrader first attempted to upgrade to 9.10 (as expected.)
I believe grub was incorrectly installed/updated. Not quite sure if grub2 was installed. The machine boots to a maintenance prompt. The partitions seem to be mounted read-only because of errors. The grub menu only shows an 8.04 kernel choice, even though all 9.10 packages were downloaded and, I believe, installed. The gui upgrader did fail with an error right before the "cleaning-up" stage. After "messing around" with it, the upgrader said I needed to reboot. So, I did and my problems started.
I tried booting the 9.10 Kubuntu cdrom and also a Knoppix 6 CD, but neither one would boot properly (gave me a BusyBox prompt.) So, I guess they don't like the Smart Array 6.
what I could try to fix and upgrade to 10.04? I really don't want to lose my configuration files (dhcp, firestarter rules, apache, squirrelmail, NFS, etc.)
i am an ubuntu nooby, out of curiosity i installed ubuntu 11.04 alpha3 last night. Yes, i will definitely never install an alpha version unless i wish to test it! Frankly said, i first installed 386 version on a notebook which runs just fine. So I thought why not install the 64 bit version on my pc.
Unfortunately, the system did not finish the first reboot in order to complete the installation. First it always stopped at "checking battery state". There, I read that this bug is already fixed: [URL]... I came across this thread: [URL]... So I pressed Alt +F2 in order to log in and performed sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade. Everytime there was a new update I hoped, that this will fix the issue. But when I shutdown the system with sudo shutdown now -h and restart again there is no progress.The only thing that changed is that the system no stops at "Stopping userspace bootsplash", whatever that means?
I used Kubuntus kpackagekit to upgrade to natty. The process started well, it downloaded everything and started to install 11.04. But then all of a sudden during Installing stage I got this error message:
"Distribution upgrade process exited with code 1"
"Your system might be unusable".
And it sure is unusable because after reboot I can only see Kubuntu 10.10 loading screen and
"The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present".
There also are options for either skip mounting or manually mount hard disks. I don't have a clue how to manually mount... I get same message if I try to boot to safe mode. Does this mean I have to go to clean install? I really don't want to do that because last time it took a couple of months to get ubuntu to co-operate well enough with my laptop.
Got a Netbook. No CD drive so mounted image to USB stick and booted into installer from there. Chose the option to upgrade from 10.04 LTS to 11.04 and the installer hung on removing conflicting operating system files. In the end, I was forced to restart as nothing else could be done. Now, it just boots to this:
Quote: error: no argument specified. mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init. No init found. Try passing init= bootarg.
BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash)Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
I booted to the Live CD and reinstalled Grub which now brings up a list of all the kernels and Memtest but, aside from Memtest, they still all boot to this. I don't have the passphrase for the Home folder (don't even remember encrupting it!) so I tried the ecryptfs method from the live CD to get the passphrase and backup the Home folder and do a new install but there is no trace of .ecryptfs or .Private folder and pretty much everything in the Home folder is locked. Tried an fsck on the hard drive, but nothing. I do remember thinking the hard drive was referred to as hda1, but the live CD shows it as sda1. Don't know if this affects anything. I have a feeling the installer regarded the USB stick as first hard drive and got confused.
Problem with my upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04. I got the update manager to show the upgrade to 11.04 button - proceeded. It downloaded 1300 files or there abouts then did a failed to fetch http://22.214.171.124/ubuntu/pool/main/g/. I took a screen shot which left the rest out - also did a select all - copy - no paste occurred. - re-obtained. So I'm thinking that the missing files are missing on this server and my current thought is that I will go to another server and try downloading from that one. BTW did the same upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 to be able to upgrade to 11.04 that one worked well I didn't know there was a 10.10 upgrade since I got here; there are a few problems that went away.. This upgrade only showed after changing my status to normal from long term.
List obtained Failed to fetch [URL] 404 Not Found Failed to fetch [URL] 404 Not Found Failed to fetch [URL] 404 Not Found Failed to fetch [URL] 404 Not Found Failed to fetch [URL] 404 Not Found .....
I've just reported a launchpad bug report about my desktop system being unbootable after upgrade to lucid lynx. [URL]... I opened this thread to ask if someone else experienced a similar problem and for collecting information and workarounds (none yet) about this quite serius problem. The system has an nvidia graphic card and proprietary drivers were installed before the upgrade. However I'm not sure the problem is related to this. FYI, the system booted regularly from a usb stick with ubuntu lucid lynx. SO the problem is in the upgrade path.
I am using WUBI to run ubuntu.I upgraded to 10.04 from ubuntu 9 using the update option provided.On restart after the update,i get to grub rescue prompt.Here when i type ls i get the output as hd0 and hd31.I cannot login into windows because the option to select between windows 7 and ubuntu is not available anymore.
I have a Dell Vostro v13 laptop that was shipped with 9.04. I upgraded to 9.10 and it told me it could not upgrade the kernel. The error message said something about a problem with the kernel file. I can still run the system and have not rebooted since the upgrade, but I need to be able to reboot eventually.
The System Monitor says: Release 9.10 (karmic) Kernel Linux 2.6.28-19-generic
Everything I have read says that 9.10 includes kernel 2.6.31. So I am afraid to reboot now.