[Smaug] Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade

Peter Belew abcruzww at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 16:15:08 PST 2009

I did have one problem - on one of the two systems, mounting the ISO
and then upgrading from (plus the Internet for further upgrades) -
that failed partway through - after most of the files had been copied.
Then I tried again, specifying that only the CD (image) was to be used
- but it STILL complained that it couldn't get files from the
Internet, aborted the install, and reverted to 9.04. I then actually
burned a CD and started the upgrade from that - it's done copying all
the files, now, and it looks like the installation will complete fine.

The other system is nearly done with the update, using the mounted ISO
image. No problem with that one!

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Peter Belew <peterbe at sonic.net> wrote:
> I am doing an upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 "Karmic Koala" on a couple of
> systems this way (see http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading)
> Download the alternate installation CD - ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso
> Either burn the ISO to a CD and put that in the system to be updated,
> or mount the ISO image as follows:
>  sudo mount -o loop ~/Desktop/ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso /media/cdrom0
>  (Alter that to suit the location where you downloaded the ISO)
> A dialog will be displayed offering you the opportunity to upgrade using
> that CD. If it doesn't appear (likely if you mounted the ISO instead of
> inserting an actual disk), you may also run the following command
> using Alt+F2:
>  gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"
> Or in Kubuntu run the following command using Alt+F2:
>  kdesudo "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"
> Then follow the instructions which pop up. You will have the choice to
> install only what's on the release CD, or to install updates from the
> Internet as well.
> As an aside, after all the trouble I've had with the PC card slot on my
> laptop, my alternate name for this release is "Destroying Dropbear 9.10".
> MAYbe some Canonical or Launchpad person will take interest in fixing
> that problem, but, that hasn't happened yet. Maybe that will happen
> in a 9.10 update, maybe in 10.04 LTS, which is appearing as an alpha
> next month. :)
> - Peter
> --
>  It's completely normal that you lose data on "Windows" platforms.
>  That's why you have a Linux/BSD/UNIX server for backups.
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It's completely normal that you lose data on "Windows" platforms.
That's why you have a UNIX or Linux or BSD server for backups.

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