Ubuntu Installation :: Lsb_release Reporting 10.04 On 10.10?

Oct 14, 2010

I just did a fresh install of 10.10. I was running 10.04 but formatted that partition when installing from a USB key. Pre-install, I ran:

sudo dpkg --get-selections > package.selections Post-install, I moved some of my etc files back in. I updated my sources.list. Then I ran
sudo dpkg --set-selections < package.selections
sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade

However, lsb_release is reporting 10.04. When I boot the system it doesn't show the typical boot screen but rather "Ubuntu 10.10" and output of what's loading up. On my laptop (upon which 10.10 installed fine), the splash screen shows the dots loading up with the new Ubuntu splash (10.10 style).

I go into Update Manager, and it thinks I need to upgrade to 10.10. Thing is, I'm already on 10.10. My kernel version is and I'm running Gnome 2.32.00 according to the System Monitor. I'm wondering if I'm getting 10.10 updates or 10.04 updates since my system incorrectly thinks I'm on 10.04.

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Server :: Df Reporting 100% But Du Reporting 20%?

Apr 15, 2011

Today morning I logged on to one of our servers (through ssh -X) to perform a routine maintenance. When I tried to open a GUI application, it failed to connect to the X server of the workstation. Eventually I ended up issuing the command


df -h /

and shockingly it showed that / is 100% used. I checked / using


du --max-depth=1 -xh /

to check the sizes of the individual directories, which showed that only about 18% of the / is used and that confused me badly. There was no quick solutions when I googled around; but luckily I found the following link which nicely explained the issue I had:


All I did was found out the services responsible for those unreleased files (using lsof +L1) and restarted them. That is it. Now df reports only 18% of the disk is used and all my X things started working again, thanks to Walker.

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May 1, 2011

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2. learning to Ctrl+Alt+F1 and pkill X gave me login screen where Safe Mode got me in sans Unity

3. $ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p


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OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.10.2


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Quote: thermal reporting for required devices not enabled, aborting.

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Where is 600MB memory gone missing? I checked the BIOS setting and it correctly says total memory is 4GB.

The hardware is exactly same and I did not change anything.

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That didn't fly either -- I was told that there were no packages marked for upgrade. I read more about preupgrade, including the fact that it might give the appearance of having locked up although it was still working. So I went back to preupgrade. This time, Fed10 didn't show in the selection box. It was, in fact, empty except when I checked the box for beta/unstable and could see Rawhide.

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Jan 24, 2010

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Checking the computer harddrive I am using about 52.8 GB (of the 110 GB) 501,579 items, totalling 52.8 GB (some contents unreadable)

The external drive is using roughly 49GB of the 120 GB available.

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udev 1030572 328 1030244 1% /dev


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