Upgrade Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy to 7.04 Feisty

I have just upgraded my home pc from Ubuntu Edgy to Feisty. There are some problems along the way.

I am unable to use the Update Manager UI to upgrade the system. The Update Manager cannot proceed to upgrade if any available updates are not first installed, but it will just say that there is some network problem. Then, there is some authentication errors. (refer Upgrade Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) to Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn))

After that is fixed, I have this error on fetching Sources.gz, Sub-process gzip returned an error code.

I then use the command line method to upgrade the system.

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list as root. Change every occurrence of edgy to feisty.

apt-get update

apt-get dist-upgrade

After the system is successfully upgraded and rebooted, however the system has problem mounting one of the partition, which requires manual intervention.

The new kernel doesn't use hda device, all the hda partitions become sda partitions, and the original sda partitions become sdb partitions. Somehow, one of the original mounted partition is misidentified, and this is fixed by removing the file /etc/blkid.tab .

Restart the system once more, and now it can boot up successfully.

Despite the troubles, it's good to know that the system can always be updated and upgraded.


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