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Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10

Hi everybody,

I made this topic for ubuntu users to share experience about upgrading to the 8.10 new version which released yesterday.

I did the upgrade today it takes 8 hrs with me (4 hrs downloading needed packages + 4 hrs doing the the real upgrade process).

It make some small errors but finally I did sucessfully. :)

Please share your experience here if u face any problems and we will solve it together.


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CVirus's picture

Two smooth upgrades so far

Two smooth upgrades so far .. from 8.04 to 8.10

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I upgrade to ubuntu 8.10!!

Hi, i upgrade to ubuntu 8.10

but now the GUI not load at system start automaticly, so i start with the shell frist and Login with my user and type that command "sudo gdm" to start the GUI interface.

So how can i make the GDM start with my system load?

Thank you, Abdalla Ahmed

حل المشكلة

1- Get the swap partion id

cat /etc/fstab | grep swap 
sudo vol_id -u /dev/sda8  

where sda8 is the swap partion dvice you get from the first command

2- Set The swap partion id

sudo nano /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume

3- Update the settings

sudo update-initramfs -u 

4- Reboot

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حل آخر

First, hit "escape" during startup to load GRUB Choose Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)

Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)   <===
Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-14-generic
Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-14-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-16-generic
Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-16-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+

Then A recovery menu come up

Recovery Menu

resume Resume normal boot
clean Try to make free space
dpkg Repair broken packages
fsck File system check
root Drop to root shell prompt
xfix Try to fix X server

a- choose dpkg
b- choose xfix
c- choose resume

Have a nice ubuntu :))

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Thank you For your help!!


i try that solution but not solve the problem :(

But i found the solution:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm

run that command in your terminal that to reconfigure the GDM manager.

Thank you for you help

Abdalla Ahmed

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Overall, a smooth upgrade.

Smooth upgrade for me

The only problem is that I'm using KDE and now without KDE 3 I'm not really happy with the bugs in KDE 4. Keyboard shortcuts are screwed up, panels and widgets are a pain to configure, had to remove all my .kde and start from scratch because my panel widgets kept disappearing after each login for no particular reason.

For KDE users who wanna keep using kde 3 for now, DO NOT UPGRADE!

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Smooth upgrade here too

Smooth upgrade here too :). One thing is that I had to install linux-backports-modules package after upgrade to get my wireless card working again. No big deal since I read about that on the release notes and downloaded the package already before the upgrade :) .

Extend's picture

smooth upgrade without any

smooth upgrade without any problems just had to remove the human theme to test the new provided themes based on gtk2-engines.

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