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ieatbunnies 10-17-2010 01:56 PM

Ugh! Ubuntu 10.10 jacked me up How do I go back to 10.04?
 
Oh man i thought upgrades were suppose to be a good thing. This has been anything but. Window decorator screwed up my cairo dock is whack now. Nothing good. No benefit.

I wanna go back. back in time to when i had 10.04. how would i go about this without spending all day reinstalling 10.04 ?


took 4 hours to upgrade and now i have to downgrade. thats awesome stuff there ubuntu people.

AlucardZero 10-17-2010 02:31 PM

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Nothing good. No benefit.
Maybe from your limited, end-user, GUI, impatient, point of view.

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how would i go about this without spending all day reinstalling 10.04 ?
Restore from the Ghost/Clonezilla/VMware/VirtualBox snapshot you took before the upgrade. No snapshot? You reinstall. Downgrading is technically possible with apt-pinning and changing your sources.list back, but it's also a good way to completely hose your system.

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now i have to downgrade.
have to? I haven't looked for any of your other posts - how hard have you tried to fix your problems? Maybe if you posted a clear, informative, polite post here, they could be solved.

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thats awesome stuff there ubuntu people.
That attitude sucks. You may be pissed at Ubuntu at the moment, but that's no reason to insult the people who worked on it nor their years of hard work.

rokytnji 10-17-2010 02:58 PM

Poor Bunnies. No Backup? Too Late to fix it now. Ubuntu did not Jack you. You jacked your self. Sorry you gotta hear this.

Since you did not back up Ubuntu 10.04 install to another drive 0r partition before you upgraded. (as stated by Alucard Zero)
You are probably going to have to reinstall Ubuntu 10.04.

I usually do a backup just for upgrade reasons. To a external drive (I have a 1TB external Hardrive)
Code:

dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -c >/media/disk/system-image.gz
and restore it by

Code:

gunzip -c /media/disk/system-image.gz | dd of=/dev/sda
Which works for me (your mileage may vary) . I am pretty sure Ubuntu also recommends doing a backup before upgrading to newer release. So the fault sounds more like the carbon unit interface more than Ubuntu developers fault (who can't anticipate every user snafu in the world). I agree, Alucard Zero. +1

I probably won't even get a useful post or thanks out of this.

Happy Trails, Rok

Kenny_Strawn 10-17-2010 03:14 PM

Agreed with the previous two posts and added positive reputation to them. Ieatbunnies, this thread is just about as immature as you can get. You should have done a reformat/clean install of 10.10, not an in-place upgrade. Then, it would have worked.

I would also suggest that you move /home to a separate partition, that way you can save your user account and all your documents/settings.

markush 10-17-2010 03:20 PM

Hi ieatbunnies,

there are lots of people at LQ running into problems with their upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. But if your previous stable installation is lost anyway, I'd suggest to convert to a stable distribution, look here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/ and here http://www.slackware.org/. Everything working out of the box, fast installation within a few minutes, helpful community here at LQ.

Markus

impert 10-17-2010 03:25 PM

Another way of doing things is to dual- or multi-boot linux OS's. You can then do a fresh install - or upgrade if you must - on one partition, leaving the other intact in case something screws up. Leapfrogging, if you like.
From reading the forums, and from my own limited experience, upgrades seem to go pear-shaped more often than fresh installs. Since you are probably going to have to do the latter anyway, consider making extra partitions for other OS's. Two Ubuntus? Why not? You can have two hundred for the same price.

jay73 10-17-2010 03:40 PM

cairo dock? Is that from the repositories or a third party application? If the latter, it will need to be updated, too.

baraka607 10-17-2010 05:00 PM

check this out
 
maybe you did not take time to read this before you upgrade, so take your time now and read the following:


Welcome to the Ubuntu 'Maverick Meerkat' development release =

***
This is still a RELEASE-CANDIDATE release.
Do not install it on production machines.
***

Thanks for your interest in this development release of Ubuntu.
The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the
absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to
offer. This development release brings you a taste of the newest features
for the next version of Ubuntu.

== Testing ==

Please help to test this development snapshot and report problems back to the
developers. For more information about testing Ubuntu, please read:

http://www.ubuntu.com/testing


== Reporting Bugs ==

This development release of Ubuntu contains bugs. If you want to help
out with bugs, the Bug Squad is always looking for help. Please read the
following information about reporting bugs:

http://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

Then report bugs using apport in Ubuntu. For example:

ubuntu-bug linux

will open a bug report in Launchpad regarding the linux package. Your
comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help fix bugs and improve
future releases.


== Participate in Ubuntu ==

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of
ways you can participate at

http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate/


== More Information ==

You can find out more about Ubuntu on the Ubuntu website and Ubuntu
wiki.

http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://wiki.ubuntu.com/


To sign up for Ubuntu development announcements, please
subscribe to Ubuntu's development announcement list at:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/list...devel-announce

next time remember to be carefully.

Kenny_Strawn 10-17-2010 05:15 PM

@baraka607: That was old news; Ubuntu 10.10 was released (stably) a week ago, so it now can be installed on production machines, just cleanly, not in-place. Doing an in-place upgrade is BOUND to cause issues, despite what the Ubuntu documentation says. Packages are upgraded en masse, and so many of your packages can easily conflict with each other, causing dependency errors and what not. Doing a clean install may have the downside of data/program loss, but it does make for a smooth and bug-free 10.10 installation.

baraka607 10-17-2010 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn (Post 4130622)
@baraka607: That was old news; Ubuntu 10.10 was released (stably) a week ago, so it now can be installed on production machines, just cleanly, not in-place. Doing an in-place upgrade is BOUND to cause issues, despite what the Ubuntu documentation says. Packages are upgraded en masse, and so many of your packages can easily conflict with each other, causing dependency errors and what not. Doing a clean install may have the downside of data/program loss, but it does make for a smooth and bug-free 10.10 installation.

well i can not do the upgrade since i can still see the warning note. So i guess they have remove it then otherwise it scares people.


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