View Full Version : [kubuntu] 9.10->10.4 upgrade gone bad

June 3rd, 2010, 08:36 AM

Yesterday I've started the upgrade process, but later I had to stop it. The upgrade windows said that you can't stop the upgrade after the packet download has finished, but I've stopped it BEFORE the download of the packets finished, so it should be OK...

Unfortunately, before I shut down the pc some windows were appearing... something like "do you want to keep the old mysql configuration file or do you want to overwrite it?".

Now Ubuntu doesn't start, it says "Can't load theme file" and the screen remains black. It's possible to somehow restart the upgrade process or do I have to make a clean install? Question two: if I do a clean install and reinstall my usual programs, they will automatically use the already existing configuration directories/files (e.g. for aMSN the /home/user/.amsn/ directory)?

Thanks :)

June 3rd, 2010, 08:50 AM
no risk for your settings if they are stored into /home

mini howto: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9216264&postcount=14

June 3rd, 2010, 09:53 AM
It's possible to somehow restart the upgrade process or do I have to make a clean install?

Typically, you will need to boot into recovery mode and give the command
dpkg --configure -a to complete your upgrade. If you run into errors, it may help to look at this (old) thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=780531

June 3rd, 2010, 11:58 AM
Thanks, I'll let you know ;)

June 4th, 2010, 07:56 PM
The upgrade process hang up with mysql, so I decided to reinstall... It was amazingly fast, the 9.10 took much more time, I'm really happy with the new version :)

Just a question: I didn't formatted the home partition and I see the "old" Kubuntu... I was wondering if a quick way to have the new (default) look exists?

Thanks for the advices :)