Google

2006-09-25

Dapper Drake to Edgy Eft Upgrade

Being an impatient guy I am, I wanted to upgrade my Dapper Drake Linux boxes to the newest Edgy Eft, which is still in test phase and will be available next month.

I tried upgrades on two systems. Both got stuck. One complained about Firefox packages, other one supsys (this is related to printing system). After trying for hours to repair/uninstall/reinstall the packages, none were able to even boot properly. So, I gave up...

I decided to do a clean install by downloading the Edgy Eft Knot 3 CD. Installation went fine. There was 400Megs of upgrade afterwards. I am yet to screen resolution and test it...

[UPDATE - 09/27/2006]
As I mentioned above, the CD installation was fine on one of my PCs; however, it did not go so well for the other one. I wiped out the harddrive and tried to install Edgy Eft from scratch using the Knot 3 CD. It would just get stuck at some point no matter how many times I tried.

It seemed to finish installation once but then when I rebooted, I saw a *GRUB 18 error * which implies a bios issue... Anyway, I used Dapper Drake Live CD to install 6.06 and then on vanilla install just replaced all the "dapper" references in /etc/apt/sources.list to "edgy". In "vi" you can easily do this:
:%s/dapper/edgy/g
Upgrade still failed and it complained about Firefox... As suggested, I ran
sudo apt-get -f install
to fix the issues. It worked (or so it seemed). Then I re-ran
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
and installation finished. After reboot X-Server did not come up. Everything in /etc/X11/xorg.conf made sense to me. So, I tried running reconfiguration command
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
but that would not work either as xserver-xorg was "broken". I, then, reinstalled xserver-xorg package:
sudo apt-get --reinstall install xserver-xorg
That seemed to do the trick as GUI came up when I ran
/etc/init.d/gdm restart
This is being a painful upgrade but hey I asked for it, did not I?
Post a Comment