Re: Upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04 LTS (BORKED)

On 13/09/2010 06:42, clintin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I started this process about 4 hours ago and it is currently "hung" on
"Configuring dbus", the last message is the "system user 'messagebus'
already exists. Exiting." With about 19 minutes remaining. Checking
top, init and evolution-data seems to be "railing" the processor with
the upgrade process being in this state now for over 20 minutes.

Any ideas on how to complete the process without ending up with a
crashed system? Control-C is responsive in the upgrade window but it
warns about ending up with a crashed system as well.

In the past I have done a Ubuntu istribution upgrade in the past,
notably 6.06 LTS to 8.04 LTS and it worked flawlessly. 8.04 LTS to
10.04 is conspicuously totally borked.

Here is what the documentation for Ubuntu states regarding updrades -
did you read it?


An upgrade is the process of going from an earlier version of Ubuntu to
a newer version of Ubuntu with an installed system. An example of this
would be going from Ubuntu 7.10 to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. To avoid damaging
your running system, upgrading should only be done from one release to
the next release (e.g. Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10) or from one LTS
release to the next (e.g. Ubuntu 6.06LTS to Ubuntu 8.04LTS). If you wish
to 'skip' a version, you can backup your data and do a fresh
installation, or progressively upgrade to each successive version. For
example, to upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 to Ubuntu 9.10, first upgrade to
9.04, then upgrade 9.04 to 9.10.



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