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Saved by Paul G. Taylor
on January 11, 2011 at 10:53:56 am

Upgrading ArtistX 0.7 [previously upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04] to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


A couple of days ago, on the spur of the moment, since I was still up at 2 am and could download as much as I liked for no charge until 8 am, I began the process of upgrading my installed version of ArtistX 0.7, which I had previously upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04, to the latest version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.


One factor that spurred me on to do this was that every time I used the System Update I got a message that "Your version of this OS is no longer supported", or words to that effect. So, although everything was working fine and I had no issues outstanding with the OS other than that, I decided to take the bull by the horns and upgrade. Besides, I had already upgraded once before without any ill effects and, by upgrading to the LTS version I could look forward to years of support without having to do anything except the many security updates that keep occurring.


I set the process in motion and went to bed, expecting to find the download complete in the morning. However, when I got up just after 8 am I found that, while most of the files had downloaded successfully, there were a few that had been corrupted and needed to be re-downloaded. Since this was a relatively small amount to download I just went ahead, restarting the upgrade and allowing the failed files to be downloaded.


Once these were downloaded and verified the process continued with installing the new versions of over 4,000 applications in this large distribution. Every so often a pop-up window asked whether I wanted to keep the existing configuration or use the developer's configuration. In nearly all cases I chose to keep the existing file but, for some that seemed more technical, I chose the developer's file. All went well, apparently, until I got to the final stages of the upgrade when it aborted with errors. I re-ran the System Upgrade again, but it never got to the stage of 'Cleaning Up' and finishing. I tried using apt-get to sort out any configuration or dependency problems and the system now says that it is complete, but in fact I have problems.


  • I have no sound.

  • Hibernate no longer works.

  • I cannot use the printer/scanner.

  • My VirtualBox will no longer run, complaining about the kernel and asking me to re-compile with certain changes.

  • I've lost my splash screen and have an ugly brown one from Ubuntu.

  • There may be more, it is early days in testing.


My options, at this time, are to continue to trouble-shoot the system and try to overcome these problems, to do a clean install of ArtistX 0.9, which is based on Ubuntu 9.04 I think, and try to do a distribution upgrade from that and then see what issues I have, or maybe just wait and see if a new release of ArtistX is coming out soon which is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, which would probably be the preferred option if available. I have posted a request for information on the ArtistX forums to this effect.


Links : ArtistX home page.          ArtistX forum.           Ubuntu home page.          Ubuntu forums.         Linux Internationals Forums.


Wednesday, 5th January 2011

I'll upload the keepers file made by debfoster on the old version of ArtistX before the upgrade commenced for possible use on a clean install later.



Well I have now done the following : --


  • Backed up the sda1 and sda2 partitions, using 'sudo grsync'.

  • Copied all the photographic files from the /home/Photos' directory to the dedicated partition for photos, sda10, and deleted them from the home directory.

  • Reinstalled the main OS, using ArtistX 0.9 DVD with '/' on sda1, reformatted, and '/home' on sda2, not formatted, but with a different user home, 'paul-ax09' so as to keep all configuration files for the new installation separate.

  • After making a few changes to the OS to make it usable, I have taken an image of the '/' root partition and backed it up to the external USB hard-drive using 'Clonezilla-live' which took less than five minutes to do the actual job.

  • Made an archive of the updated .deb files in the archives, done since I installed the OS. I will now clean the archives up before copying the dist-upgrade .debs over to it using 'sudo grsync'.


I am about to redo the distribution upgrade using the .deb files which I downloaded recently and saved to the external USB drive. I will copy them from there to the '/var/cache/apt/archives' directory and then run the 'Update Manager' and do a 'Distribution Upgrade'. Will report back after I have done that and rebooted.


Tuesday, January 11 2011, 11:30:04



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