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    Upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 Fail

    Had Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook 64bit installed. Chose to upgrade to 10.10 via update manager. Left it overnight, in the morning and Ubuntu opens in the form of Terminal/dos. Has a login which works then command line dave@dave-laptop:~$

    I am a total noob and have no idea what to do here. Can anyone help?

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    Re: Upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 Fail

    ok login there with your user-id and pwd and then type this .

    Code:
    sudo start lightdm
    if its saying anything then tell us what is it .
    Google First your issue , if no solution then ask.

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    Re: Upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 Fail

    I guess this upgrade failed as Ubuntu 10.10 is not supported any more: it is more than 18 months old now.

    10.04 is an LTS-version, which means you CAN upgrade it to the next LTS version, which is Ubuntu 12.04. So you could try to do just that.
    Ubuntu 10.04 is supported for 3 years, so until April 2013, Ubuntu 12.04 will be supported for 5 years, that is to April 2017.

    However, I wonder whether you can upgrade after a failed upgrade, which would mean you'd have to do a "clean install", which means from a LiveCD.

    Topsiho

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    Re: Upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 Fail

    Typed sudo start light dm
    entered my password

    start: Unknown job: lightdm

    the reason I upgraded to 10.10 is because I read I could either install 12 or keep upgrading to 12. Seeing as I'm a noob I thought the upgrading would be an easier option.

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    Re: Upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 Fail

    Yea your update failed as 10.10 has died. If your goal is to get to 12.04, you will be better off just doing a fresh install or simply wait until August for the 12.04.1 release. But I would just do a fresh install from a LiveCD/USB.
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    Re: Upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 Fail

    Quote Originally Posted by raja.genupula View Post
    ok login there with your user-id and pwd and then type this .

    Code:
    sudo start lightdm
    if its saying anything then tell us what is it .
    There's no LightDM in 10.10 only GDM

    Agree with others. If you want to get 12.04, the safest way would be reinstalling from a LiveCD. But since your computer is pretty borked, I don't see you have a choice

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    Re: Upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 Fail

    So if i create a live CD of 12, will it boot from the cd in this state?

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    Re: Upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 Fail

    Correct. Just change the BIOS to boot from the removable media and let it install. Be sure to backup anything important or move it as it will wipe the disk or partition for the install.
    Dell Inspiron 1764 Laptop, Intel CoreTM i5 520M), 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz, 512MB ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD4330 Integrated Intel HD.

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