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Old 01-26-2007, 02:29 AM   #1
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xubuntu 6.10 upgrade woes


As refered to in http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=514882 I have had problems with upgrading to 6.10 from 6.06. But then, as several people pointed out, maybe it was a bit early, so I tried again.

The upgrade itself seems to work, but causes weird malfunctions, e.g. backup-manager can't find bzip2 but it is there when you try it, going sudo gives weird messages, it even crashed once.

So I thought, maybe that's because of the upgrade process, so why not a clean install? So I download the live CD, burned it, popped it in and it works.

So I go to the install, steps 1-4 no sweat (except that it is NOTICEABLY sloooooower than 6.06) but in 5 I'm stuck.
I have prepared a partition of 6GB for /, it currently holds the previous stuff but I tick the reformat so there should be ample space (the screen indicates that 2 GB is all that is required)
Yet it refuses to proceed, the little red triangle pops up saying : no root partition

I am really truly stomped. I read somewhere that the requirement is in fact 10GB, I hope that this is not true, because then, no 6.10 (and probably neither the relases after that)

Ideas anyone?

Peter

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Old 01-26-2007, 04:00 AM   #2
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No, the install will not take 10GB. (I only wish compression were that good.)
6GB will be more than enough for an install.

Ok, so you "prepared" a partition for /, but did you make sure the CD knows to use that partition for /?

I think you may have left something incomplete in steps 1-4. Making sure all options are correct (and filled in).
 
Old 01-26-2007, 09:37 AM   #3
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Ok, so you "prepared" a partition for /, but did you make sure the CD knows to use that partition for /?

I think you may have left something incomplete in steps 1-4. Making sure all options are correct (and filled in).
AFAIK there is only one way, that is in the dropdowns you assign the mount point / with a (logical) partition e.g. /dev/hda6

I did make it through gparted etc, so the part where I got is assign / to one of the partitions (6GB) and swap to another.

What can I do in 1-4 that influences any of that? Keyboard, timezone, names?

Peter
 
Old 01-26-2007, 12:09 PM   #4
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I recently did a clean install from dapper. I booted with the edgy disk and used gparted to remove the partitions then clicked on install. Worked like a charm
 
Old 01-30-2007, 02:40 PM   #5
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I recently did a clean install from dapper. I booted with the edgy disk and used gparted to remove the partitions then clicked on install. Worked like a charm
I finally ticked the option erase disk ... works.

Strange.

Peter
 
Old 01-30-2007, 07:35 PM   #6
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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 02:00 AM   #7
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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.
Yep, that might be a definition ... for a given value of the same ...
It's not because it looks the same that it is not different(to paraphrase the paranoia phrase)

Anyway, one of these days I'll write up the entire story , it is mildly entertaining but not really cheerfull

Peter
 
  


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