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    Problems updating 7.04 to 7.10

    Hi there folks,

    This is my first post on this board but I have been reading the incredibly helpful posts for the past few days.

    Long story short - I used WUBI to install Ubuntu 7.04 to my Dell Latitude C600. I know that this is an old, unsupported version. Unfortunately, my CD drive is no longer reading and my computer model does not allow a USB boot. So, I had to go to WUBI. I could not get WUBI 10.4 to install due to an "invalid user login" message.

    I found a fix for that at:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=480114&page=6
    in comment #55. However, that was a fix for 7.04 and I couldn't find one for 10.4, so I went back to that release, did the fix, it installed properly and is running okay. Woo hoo.

    Of course, it would be lovely to actually move up to a supported version, if not the current release. So I started using this page to upgrade to Gutsy:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades/Feisty


    I was unable to backup using clonezilla since I can't use the CD drive or boot from USB, but decided to move on anyway. All my data was already backed up so I only stand to lose Feisty. I edited my source list as described. I updated using "sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade". So far so good.

    Then I went ahead with "sudo do-release-upgrade". Again, still fine, I got the output described on the page.

    The problem began with downloading the tarball. When I do "sudo chown $USER /tmp/tmpaIgInN" substituting my username for $USER, then I get

    "chown: cannot access ' /tmp/tmpaIgInN': No such file or directory."

    So, basically I'm stuck at this point. I tried substituting "root" for my username, didn't work, I tried typing in "$USER" even though I was pretty sure that wasn't right. Nothing so far has worked.

    I would be happy to have either problem solved - the first one was "invalid login" during the installation of ubuntu 10.4 after running WUBI and rebooting. The second one is not being able to access /tmp/tmpaIgInN while in the process of updating to 7.10.

    Thanks in advance for reading my long-winded post, and please feel free to ask for any more details that would help me solve this. I have a limited amount of experience with UNIX (more than ten years ago) so I appreciate your patience in spelling things out.

    WhiteMagicWoman

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    Re: Problems updating 7.04 to 7.10

    1. What's the output of ls /tmp/?
    2. You don't need to substitute your user name to $USER.

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    Re: Problems updating 7.04 to 7.10

    Thanks for commenting, mikewhatever.

    Here is the output of ls /tmp/:

    gconfd-betty ksocket-betty plugtmp tmpqTZ3k3
    kde-betty mapping-betty ssh-JVKXCM5764 virtual-betty.onDWct
    keyring-8qLc5C orbit-betty tmp5mSMPl


    And, good to know on the $USER issue.

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    Re: Problems updating 7.04 to 7.10

    looks like the folder created by the dist upgrade process was either tmpqTZ3k3 or tmp5mSMPl (instead of tmpaIgInN). run the sudo do-release-upgrade command again and paste the exact output here so we can know for sure what the folder in question is called.
    Last edited by tpjk; August 2nd, 2010 at 07:59 AM.

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    Re: Problems updating 7.04 to 7.10

    Also, here is the output when I do the "sudo do-release-upgrade". I thought it was the same as what it said on the upgrading page the first few times I tried it. Now I see it's not.

    Code:
    betty@ubuntu:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade
    Checking for a new ubuntu release
    Failed Upgrade tool signature
    Failed Upgrade tool
    Done downloading            
    extracting '/tmp/tmp9x2Rd6/gutsy.tar.gz'
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/bin/do-release-upgrade", line 45, in <module>
        fetcher.run()
      File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/UpdateManager/Core/DistUpgradeFetcherCore.py", line 160, in run
        if not self.extractDistUpgrader():
      File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/UpdateManager/Core/DistUpgradeFetcherCore.py", line 98, in extractDistUpgrader
        tar = tarfile.open(self.tmpdir+"/"+os.path.basename(self.uri),"r")
      File "/usr/lib/python2.5/tarfile.py", line 1139, in open
        return func(name, "r", fileobj)
      File "/usr/lib/python2.5/tarfile.py", line 1200, in gzopen
        fileobj = file(name, mode + "b")
    IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/tmp/tmp9x2Rd6/gutsy.tar.gz'

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    Re: Problems updating 7.04 to 7.10

    Thanks, tpjk. Does this mean that

    Code:
    sudo chown $USER '/tmp/tmp9x2Rd6/gutsy.tar.gz'
    should be my next step?

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    Re: Problems updating 7.04 to 7.10

    ok so if i'm not missing anything here all you need to do is substitute the name of the folder in the original command with the name of the folder that was created on your system by the sudo do-dist-upgrade command. so instead of running

    sudo chown $USER /tmp/tmpaIgInN

    you should run

    sudo chown $USER /tmp/tmp9x2Rd6

    followed by

    cd /tmp/tmp9x2Rd6

    after that you can proceed with the instructions on the wiki.

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    Re: Problems updating 7.04 to 7.10

    Thank you, tjpk! That seems to have worked, I appreciate your help. It got me this far (apparently the directory name changes every time):

    Code:
    betty@ubuntu:/tmp/tmp8eXZJM$ tar zxvf gutsy.tar.gz
    ./
    ./Changelog
    ./DistUpgrade.cfg
    ./DistUpgrade.glade
    ./DistUpgradeApport.py
    ./DistUpgradeCache.py
    ./DistUpgradeConfigParser.py
    ./DistUpgradeControler.py
    ./DistUpgradeFetcherCore.py
    ./DistUpgradeFetcherSelf.py
    ./DistUpgradeVersion.py
    ./DistUpgradeView.py
    ./DistUpgradeViewGtk.py
    ./DistUpgradeViewKDE.py
    ./DistUpgradeViewNonInteractive.py
    ./DistUpgradeViewText.py
    ./MetaRelease.py
    ./README
    ./ReleaseAnnouncement
    ./TODO
    ./Ubuntu.info
    ./__init__.py
    ./additional_pkgs.cfg
    ./apt-autoinst-fixup.py
    ./build-dist.sh
    ./cdromupgrade
    ./crashdialog.ui
    ./demoted.cfg
    ./dialog_changes.ui
    ./dialog_conffile.ui
    ./dialog_error.ui
    ./dist-upgrade.py
    ./distinfo.py
    ./distro.py
    ./imported/
    ./imported/invoke-rc.d
    ./imported/invoke-rc.d.diff
    ./mirrors.cfg
    ./prerequists-sources.list
    ./removal_blacklist.cfg
    ./sourceslist.py
    ./theme-switch-helper.py
    ./utils.py
    ./window_main.ui
    ./crashdialog.py
    ./dialog_changes.py
    ./dialog_conffile.py
    ./dialog_error.py
    ./window_main.py
    ./mo/
    ./mo/af/
    ./mo/af/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/af/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/am/
    ./mo/am/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/am/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ar/
    ./mo/ar/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ar/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/az/
    ./mo/az/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/az/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/be/
    ./mo/be/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/be/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/bg/
    ./mo/bg/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/bg/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/bn/
    ./mo/bn/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/bn/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/br/
    ./mo/br/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/br/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/bs/
    ./mo/bs/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/bs/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ca/
    ./mo/ca/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ca/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/cs/
    ./mo/cs/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/cs/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/csb/
    ./mo/csb/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/csb/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/da/
    ./mo/da/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/da/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/de/
    ./mo/de/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/de/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/el/
    ./mo/el/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/el/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/en_AU/
    ./mo/en_AU/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/en_AU/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/en_CA/
    ./mo/en_CA/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/en_CA/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/en_GB/
    ./mo/en_GB/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/en_GB/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/eo/
    ./mo/eo/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/eo/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/es/
    ./mo/es/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/es/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/et/
    ./mo/et/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/et/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/eu/
    ./mo/eu/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/eu/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/fa/
    ./mo/fa/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/fa/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/fi/
    ./mo/fi/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/fi/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/fil/
    ./mo/fil/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/fil/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/fr/
    ./mo/fr/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/fr/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/fur/
    ./mo/fur/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/fur/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ga/
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    ./mo/gl/
    ./mo/gl/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/gl/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/he/
    ./mo/he/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/he/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/hi/
    ./mo/hi/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/hi/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/hr/
    ./mo/hr/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/hr/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/hu/
    ./mo/hu/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/hu/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/id/
    ./mo/id/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/id/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/is/
    ./mo/is/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/is/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/it/
    ./mo/it/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/it/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ja/
    ./mo/ja/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ja/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ka/
    ./mo/ka/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ka/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ko/
    ./mo/ko/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ko/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ku/
    ./mo/ku/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ku/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/lt/
    ./mo/lt/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/lt/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/lv/
    ./mo/lv/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/lv/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/mk/
    ./mo/mk/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/mk/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/mr/
    ./mo/mr/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/mr/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ms/
    ./mo/ms/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ms/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/nb/
    ./mo/nb/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/nb/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/nds/
    ./mo/nds/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/nds/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ne/
    ./mo/ne/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ne/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/nl/
    ./mo/nl/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/nl/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/nn/
    ./mo/nn/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/nn/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/no/
    ./mo/no/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/no/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/oc/
    ./mo/oc/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/oc/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/pa/
    ./mo/pa/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/pa/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/pl/
    ./mo/pl/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/pl/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ps/
    ./mo/ps/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ps/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/pt/
    ./mo/pt/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/pt/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/pt_BR/
    ./mo/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/qu/
    ./mo/qu/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/qu/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ro/
    ./mo/ro/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ro/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ru/
    ./mo/ru/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ru/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/rw/
    ./mo/rw/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/rw/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/sk/
    ./mo/sk/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/sk/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/sl/
    ./mo/sl/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/sl/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/sq/
    ./mo/sq/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/sq/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/sr/
    ./mo/sr/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/sr/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/sv/
    ./mo/sv/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/sv/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ta/
    ./mo/ta/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ta/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/te/
    ./mo/te/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/te/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/th/
    ./mo/th/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/th/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/tl/
    ./mo/tl/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/tl/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/tr/
    ./mo/tr/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/tr/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/uk/
    ./mo/uk/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/uk/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/ur/
    ./mo/ur/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/ur/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/urd/
    ./mo/urd/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/urd/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/vi/
    ./mo/vi/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/vi/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/xh/
    ./mo/xh/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/xh/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/zh_CN/
    ./mo/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/zh_HK/
    ./mo/zh_HK/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/zh_HK/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./mo/zh_TW/
    ./mo/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/
    ./mo/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/update-manager.mo
    ./gutsy
    And then, the next direction in the wiki is a command starting with perl. It does not include a cd command so I went ahead and did

    Code:
    perl -p -i.704 -e 's/(http:\/\/).*archive(.ubuntu.com)/${1}old-releases$2/' prerequists-sources.list
    That brought me to another prompt without (apparently) doing anything. Do I need a restart here? Something else? How will I know if it worked?

    Thanks again for all your patience with the noob.

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    Re: Problems updating 7.04 to 7.10

    you're welcome.

    let's see. what i think that command does is add some stuff to the prerequists-sources.list file. i'm not really familiar with perl, but if running that command didn't result in any error messages you're probably fine. just continue with the instructions from where it says 'change your sources.list'.
    Last edited by tpjk; August 2nd, 2010 at 09:29 AM.

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    Re: Problems updating 7.04 to 7.10

    Just so you know the oldest supported version is Hardy which is 8.04, the next one is Jaunty which is 9.04.
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