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Summary: Ok, so yesterday my ISP's downtime caused some extra trouble. Here's what I did: # Tried the recommended way using the software manager . . .

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> I uncommented the partner lines again, ran ##apt-get update## and ##apt-get upgrade## -- there was nothing to install, and no error messages. Good!


Ok, so yesterday my ISP’s downtime caused some extra trouble.

Here’s what I did:

  1. Tried the recommended way using the update manager in the Ubuntu Upgrade Notes and got an error.
  2. Ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade which installed a new linux and asked for a reboot. But then nothing else happened. Yeah, wrong idea!
  3. Ran sudo do-release-upgrade which aborted with the same error.
  4. Checked out the Apple user Ubuntu forum and found a thread that recommended manually fiddling with the sources list. [1]
  5. So I did. I edited /etc/apt/sources.list and replaced all occurrences of karmic with lucid and commented out the two lines from partners.
  6. I ran sudo do-release-upgrade again. “Do you want to start the upgrade?” Yes!! “24 packages are going to be removed. 175 new packages are going to be installed. 1390 packages are going to be upgraded.“ Sounds about right! “You have to download a total of 790M. This download will take about 1 hour 40 minutes with a 1Mbit DSL connection and about 1 day 6 hours with a 56k modem.“ Just do it!
  7. As the thread noted my keyboard and the mouse clicks stopped working after a while and when I was asked whether I wanted to remove some obsolete packages, I couldn’t answer. I had to shut down the laptop manually.
  8. Rebooted, and was running the new Ubuntu! :D ok
  9. Running sudo apt-get autoremove and removed 25 packages.

I think I’m done?

alex@orientalibombus:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Release:	10.04
Codename:	lucid

And I can already report a definite improvement. When the iBook awakens from sleep, I can reconnect to my wireless network. :)

I uncommented the partner lines again, ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade – there was nothing to install, and no error messages. Good!

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Summary: Well what do you know. We match! robin@oscar:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu . . .

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Well what do you know. We match!

 robin@oscar:~$ lsb_release -a
 No LSB modules are available.
 Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
 Description:	Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
 Release:	10.04
 Codename:	lucid

Glad you got it all up and running in the end. I look forward to hearing what you think of it in a few days’ time :D

greywulf 2010-04-30 19:24 UTC

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