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Gnusboy
November 1st, 2009, 02:36 AM
When I booted my computer this morning, the update manager came on with updates to Ubuntu. It seems like there have been many such updates lately, so I clicked for the install. It appeared to download a huge amount of data, when it was over, there was a note saying it would take 3.22 hours to install. When I saw that message, I DID NOT agree to an install.s I wanted to check the forums to see what it was and why it would take so much time. I went searching the forums and IRC - (a complete waste of time. No intelligent response - was told to get a cable connection and use a different language for ubuntu.)
My system began running slow and the sys monitor showed all 4 cores running at 56% up to 83% yet I can not find what is happening or when it will finish. It's been more than 4 hours now and it is still sucking resourses like crazy. Not on network - just on my system.
Of course then I found many forum posts about it breaking apps and to not install it over my current ver. 9.04 and more.
I have only been using Ubuntu for about 4 months and have not fully examined its nooks and crannys.
From what I can learn, the 9.10 can not be stopped and it busily overwriting all my data.
Right now it's using 98% of the 4 Gigs of memory and 35% of the 4 gig swap file.
I am concerned.
My system
AMD 4xCPU 9850
64 bit Ubuntu 9.04 (!?)
640 G Hard Drive
Qwest DSL 3-5 mbps

Help?

phillw
November 1st, 2009, 02:41 AM
When I booted my computer this morning, the update manager came on with updates to Ubuntu. It seems like there have been many such updates lately, so I clicked for the install. It appeared to download a huge amount of data, when it was over, there was a note saying it would take 3.22 hours to install. When I saw that message, I DID NOT agree to an install.s I wanted to check the forums to see what it was and why it would take so much time. I went searching the forums and IRC - (a complete waste of time. No intelligent response - was told to get a cable connection and use a different language for ubuntu.)
My system began running slow and the sys monitor showed all 4 cores running at 56% up to 83% yet I can not find what is happening or when it will finish. It's been more than 4 hours now and it is still sucking resourses like crazy. Not on network - just on my system.
Of course then I found many forum posts about it breaking apps and to not install it over my current ver. 9.04 and more.
I have only been using Ubuntu for about 4 months and have not fully examined its nooks and crannys.
From what I can learn, the 9.10 can not be stopped and it busily overwriting all my data.
Right now it's using 98% of the 4 Gigs of memory and 35% of the 4 gig swap file.
I am concerned.
My system
AMD 4xCPU 9850
64 bit Ubuntu 9.04 (!?)
640 G Hard Drive
Qwest DSL 3-5 mbps

Help?

It SEEMS like you have selected 'upgrade'

As for over-writing ... is not a problem, 9.10 upgraded happily onto my 9.04

Be patient, it should do it.

Phill.

Gnusboy
November 1st, 2009, 03:01 AM
From your fingers to Buddha's ears. I really hope it works.
Do you know where I can see the progress bar? I can't find it and my sys monitor only shows 2 processes running:
gnome-system-monitor 227.2 mb
dbus-daemon 21.3 mb

Gnusboy
November 1st, 2009, 03:04 AM
Also, the download manager does not show that I have d/l Ubuntu.
Is that common?

cariboo907
November 1st, 2009, 03:18 AM
I would suggest you open a terminal and run top to see what is using all your resources. The mirrors are pretty slow right now, that is the reason why it is taking so long.

Gnusboy
November 1st, 2009, 05:07 AM
I am now at hour 7 on this mofo. I do not beleive it is doing anything productive. ie. installing. Can I just get the hell outta here w/o losing data?
Here is the top log file

Tasks: 147 total, 3 running, 144 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 19.7%us, 5.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 75.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 3738220k total, 3718796k used, 19424k free, 4780k buffers
Swap: 10948256k total, 6657144k used, 4291112k free, 55068k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
7766 amazonas 20 0 227m 11m 6008 R 46 0.3 185:23.36 gnome-system-mo
5138 amazonas 20 0 21788 1248 540 R 42 0.0 165:25.72 dbus-daemon
5191 amazonas 20 0 142m 2580 2184 S 4 0.1 22:49.61 gvfs-hal-volume
5193 amazonas 20 0 54480 2004 1788 S 4 0.1 15:58.96 gvfs-gphoto2-vo
5162 amazonas 20 0 9549m 3.1g 1260 S 3 87.0 11:44.05 gvfsd
4756 root 20 0 464m 23m 6712 S 2 0.6 49:22.98 Xorg
13422 amazonas 20 0 836m 174m 18m S 1 4.8 10:41.72 firefox
16241 amazonas 20 0 364m 20m 11m S 1 0.6 0:01.08 gnome-terminal
16260 amazonas 20 0 19116 1340 988 R 0 0.0 0:00.26 top
1 root 20 0 5236 340 300 S 0 0.0 0:00.92 init
2 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
3 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
4 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.39 ksoftirqd/0
5 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/0
6 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/1
7 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.04 ksoftirqd/1
8 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/1
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