I am unable to upgrade my Ubuntu to 10.10

Asked by Tarun Sehgal on 2011-02-12

I am using HPdv6000, may be 3-4 years old. i am new to linux and using 10.04 version.
When I tried to upgrade to 10.10 its giving some errors.
Is there anything bad with the hard disk?

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Solved by:
Manfred Hampl
Solved:
2011-02-15
Last query:
2011-02-15
Last reply:
2011-02-14
marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #1

if you can provide the exact error messages you got, we can help you solve your problem.

Tarun Sehgal (tarunsehgal1986) said : #2

Third party sources disabled

Some third party entries in your sources.list were disabled. You can re-enable them after the upgrade with the 'software-properties' tool or your package manager.

after I pass this the following appears and I have to quit the process
Could not calculate the upgrade

An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade:
E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

 This can be caused by:
 * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
 * Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
 * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bug report.

Jason Odoom (jasonodoom) said : #3

Enable third party sources in the settings menu via the update manager. Then try again.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

This can be a duplicate of bug 614993 (and dozens of similar ones)

If the package xserver-xorg-video-nouveau is installed, in several cases the 10.04 to 10.10 upgrade fails with the error message

"Could not determine the upgrade
An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade:
E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
This can be caused by:
* Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu"

Several persons have reported that after removal of that package the upgrade was successful.

Try this workaround: Open a terminal and enter the command:

sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

and try the upgrade again.

Tarun Sehgal (tarunsehgal1986) said : #5

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.