Was running on Ubuntu 9.10 for a long time, and very happy
with that. But one must move on I suppose, so had a bit of
downtime yesterday and decided to upgrade to 10.10. Ubuntu
upgrades always went fantastic, never had a problem, but
this time it was a nightmare. Had upgraded a couple machines
already, but not yet my main machine.
First upgraded to 10.04, the LTS release. Everything went
OK, until I booted. When it came up, the nvidia driver
didn't load, so into low res graphics mode. Weird. Booted on
an older kernel, that went OK. As I had to upgrade to 10.10
anyway, I didn't bother to pursue it. And somehow I got the
idea that I should do the upgrade from the latest kernel, so
I booted back into the latest kernel with low res graphics.
But I think the problem was that this kernel didn't support
my Lenovo W700 well, so the kernel simply didn't work and
that's why nvidia didn't load.
I could start the upgrade to 10.10 fine, no issues there.
But about half way X window/machine/kernel crashed. Could no
On Windows this would have been a reinstall, but luckily on
Ubuntu you have options. So I downloaded the Ubuntu 10.10
live CD, booted from that, and then chrooted to my disk. With liberal
use of "apt-get upgrade", "dpkg --configure -a", etc. and
several retries I somehow was able to finish the upgrade and
install the 10.10 kernel, which worked fine.
System still in a somewhat bad state though. mysql wasn't
installed, so had to do that myself. Bit of a problem as
well as my my.cnf had statements in it that
prevented it to start. Starting it gave me all kinds of
warnings that I needed to upgrade.
Lost my Thunderbird profiles, currently loading them from a
And then of course we have the usual and expected: PHP
upgraded to 5.3 which will cause issues. I'm first trying to
see if I can resolve them, before going back to 5.2. For
example SimpleTest doesn't work anymore, but the
latest trunk fixes this.