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sharks
July 25th, 2008, 02:58 PM
I have hardy. how do i upgrade via terminal?

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

can it do it?

ibizatunes
July 25th, 2008, 03:15 PM
http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/intrepid/alpha3 -


To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04, run "update-manager -d" using the update-manager package from hardy.

It is a development release so DONT use it if you want your computer to be stable

Play with a live CD or VMware if you still want to test

bumanie
July 25th, 2008, 03:23 PM
+1 to the above, or at least install to a different partition and leave hardy available if something goes wrong with intrepid - which during alpha testing, is almost a certainty at some point.

waspbr
July 25th, 2008, 03:25 PM
there have been no livecds released as far as I know.Though you have to realise that it is an aplha version, If you depend on your computers to work or haven't backed up your essential data, don't just jump into the newest thing.

Seisen
July 25th, 2008, 03:39 PM
+1 to the above, or at least install to a different partition and leave hardy available if something goes wrong with intrepid - which during alpha testing, is almost a certainty at some point.

Many things have gone wrong with Intrepid already and I am sure there are more to come. Unless you want a system that is broke on a regular basis stick with Hardy until Intrepid is released.

ptn107
July 25th, 2008, 03:49 PM
There are both live CD and alternate CD install options for Intrepid. Use the links to the daily builds.

Live CD: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/
Alternate CD: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily/current/

They even have DVDs: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/dvd/current/

harelb
December 22nd, 2009, 12:53 AM
My home machine is unusalbe since I followed

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/upgrade-ubuntu-804-hardy-heron-to-ubuntu-810-intrepid-ibix.html

last night. Everything worked fine, until the reboot. Even the reboot works fine until the login screen. It even makes, half the time I re-boot it, that little "ubuntu drums" sound it makes normally. Except what happens is

1. the screen gets that orange colored background as normal right before the login screen -- as it always has

2. a circular rotating "please wait" (what used to be called hourglass) icon -- as it always has

3. rectangular area created where the login will be typed -- as it always has

4. then the background turns white instead of organge, the recnagular text box is still visible (but not a real tex box, just a rectangular area of a different color) and the rotating "please wait" icon freezes.

Did this reboot after reboot. Tried safe mode style reboot, and all the features there that I could try, none helped.

I had hoped by now this would be ironed out it having been 14 months...I usually rave to people about linux but feel really burned by this experience (yes I tried to use a backup utility, first, but that failed after my trying 2 or 3 different things, so I gave up on doing a backup before doing this) I just ordered an install CD which should arrive in a week or less.

..but I'm hoping the above details are specific enough that someone out there knows and can be a huge hero by telling me how to fix this install that's left my computer nearly dead and useless since..? Thanks in advance,

Harel

harelb
December 22nd, 2009, 05:44 AM
I've moved my question to:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1361193

and added some information per request but no resolution as of yet. If you have any leads to help please do so at the new location above..thanks