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Kubuntu Distro Upgrade
I've been running the distro upgrade in Natty for about 4 hours now and it says it still has 3-4 to go. The messages during the preparing phases told me it could several hours and I'm totally cool with that.
But it sparks curiosity. How come it takes so long when it would be quicker to torrent the live cd Oneiric and do a fresh install? Well, that leads me to think that the advantage of upgrading Natty this way is that all my files, appearance customizations, and control settings preferences will be the same. I.e., the way Natty looks in my screenshots is how Oneiric will look. So my second question is, Is that how it's going to be?
I have some not so good experiences with distro upgrades in the past, So I have chosen the other path you mentioned. Download an ISO, 2 Hours more or less, burn for 10 minutes or so. Install in 20 minutes and update online at about 1 hour. I was usually end up with a broken system when doing an online distro upgrade. Hope you get a good upgrade though. Good luck!nujinini
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Yeah, that's the way that it's supposed to work. And I've had it work flawlessly before with Linux, Windows and with Mac computers.
I've also had it fail on all 3 in spectacular fashion.
I usually just backup what I want to keep and restore it to the new system, and advise customers and clients to do the same.
My only real concern right now is that Webmin is showing that I am still running Natty. But my console shows
kev@kev-TA760G-M2:~$ cat /etc/*-release
Last edited by SkittleLinux18; 10-14-2011 at 07:51 AM.
Well, it didn't turn out to be as successful. After poking around at the few changes of Oneiric, I decided to restart the computer to see what would happen. When KDE tried to boot up, the plasma-desktop failed. I tried to report the bug, but was told that there wasn't enough information. I also got error messages for console-kit dbus, mail client, and address book. The errors said they couldn't start. I really doubt it's a problem with Oneiric, and more with the medium through which I upgraded. I think I'll try a few fresh installs on virtual machines and see what happens.
I was thinking as I was restoring my Natty install via clonezilla that I have never had success with Kubuntu-x.10 installs. Only -x.04 ones. Oh well.
I have never had an OS Version upgrade go well either in Windows or Linux to the point I don't bother trying any more and just do clean installs when I want a new version. At least you had a backup eh?Should you be sitting wondering,
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Kill X and your display manager and run the upgrade from the terminal. Don't use the update manager.