upgrading from gutsy to hardy

Asked by Venky on 2008-04-05

I have upgraded my laptop wihich is a 2.0Ghz pentium 4 laptop from Gutsy latest version with all the latest updates to Hardy via the internet upgrade (Alt-F2). Now when I switch on I only get to the plain brown start up screen and the and the cursor keeps running as if it is doing something, but it never gets any further, I have even left it running overnight. It does respond to the power switch and shuts down when ever it is pressed. I have also run the mem test and it is all clear. I'm a bit new to ubuntu and so have very little experience in dealing with issues like this. Can someone advise me on the next step.

Thanks

Colin

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2008-04-06
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Jorge Juan (jjchico) said : #1

It would help to give some more information:

1. laptop model, graphics hardware, aditional hardware information.
2. possible error messages that you may see in the console terminals: try Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2/F3/...
3. can you access the system through a text console: try Ctlr-Alt-F1 and see if you are offered a "login:" prompt. If so, try to login by writting your username and your password.

Don't give up!

Venky (c-venketsamy) said : #2

Hi Jorge,

Thanks for your prompt reply.
1. I have a Medion MD9784 Laptop, I don't know too much about it all I
know is it a 2.0 Ghz pentium 4.
2. I didn't have any error messages come up.
3. I tried ´╗┐Ctlr-Alt-F1 and managed to log in. I then using the command
line mode did another upgrade which now seems to have worked, and now my
PC is up and running again, Hooray !!! It does seems odd that when I
upgraded using the application manager it didn't work properly.

Thanks again for your help.

A very happy Ubuntu Convert

ColinV

On Sat, 2008-04-05 at 22:59 +0000, Jorge Juan wrote: is

> Your question #29010 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/29010
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Jorge Juan requested for more information:
> It would help to give some more information:
>
> 1. laptop model, graphics hardware, aditional hardware information.
> 2. possible error messages that you may see in the console terminals: try Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2/F3/...
> 3. can you access the system through a text console: try Ctlr-Alt-F1 and see if you are offered a "login:" prompt. If so, try to login by writting your username and your password.
>
> Don't give up!
>

Please file a bug report on that with all the hardware information you can gather.

Jorge Juan (jjchico) said : #4

Upgrading from the command line was my next tip. I am happy you managed to do it yourself.

Great work!

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