[kwlug-disc] Botched upgrade from Kubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) to 9.10 (Karmic)

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Wed Nov 4 12:17:25 EST 2009


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 8:41 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> And now that I am trying even that (clean install from a new CD, after
> backing up /home), it is not working even.
>
> The CD boots fine, and works well, except the fonts are all messed up. They
> are too big and I can't read the dialogs to proceed with the install.
>
> It looks very similar to a previous problem I had. You can see a screenshot
> here
>
> http://baheyeldin.com/technology/linux/ubuntu-edgy-6-10-to-feisty-7-04-upgrade-sound-and-video-issues.html
>

OK, so I found a way to bypass that weird font and get readable screen
again.

If you press F4 at startup, you can choose "Safe graphics mode", and that
gets me a usable GUI that I can install from.

The install went well. I have to say it is far more polished than previous
versions.


> One difference: my laptop is 64 bits, the one with problems is 32 bits.
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 11:48 PM, R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Why I never upgrade.  Have never had one go smoother than
>> backup/reinstall.
>>
>> Brent
>>
>> On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 19:02 -0500, Gary Walsh wrote:
>> > On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 17:33 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>> > > So, I am singing the praises for Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) after I
>> > > upgraded on Saturday.
>> > >
>> > > Then, I grab another laptop and try to do the same upgrade that I did
>> > > on mine, but reach a dead end.
>> > >
>> > > What happens is that the system never booted fully after the upgrade.
>> > >
>> > Apparently, you are not the only one to have problems:
>> >
>> >
>> http://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/11/03/2211231/Some-Early-Adopters-Stung-By-Ubuntus-Karmic-Koala
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
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http://2bits.com
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