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Re: Preupgrade 8->10, fails

On Sunday 08 February 2009, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Greetings;
>> I googled for and found the preupgrade stuff, figuring I could goto 9 and
>> then 10, but 9 is not a choice presented.
>> So I go for 10, and eventually it tells me that there is not sufficient
>> space to download the install image in the /boot partition.  Of course
>> there isn't, when I re-installed 8 after a drive failure, the fscking
>> partitioner would not allow me to setup a boot partition over 200 megs.  I
>> did have it set for 500 earlier.  So I quit the preupgrader, deleted a
>> good sized stack of kernels etc in that partition and now have 92 megs
>> free.  But that is still not enough.
>> Is there an argument I can give, or a file I can edit to put this
>> scratchpad area someplace else?  After all, there are about 1.3
>> terrabyte's of drives here.
>> Thanks.
>If you have a wired network connection, it will download the install
>image after it reboots. Be prepared for it to take a while to do the
>download. It probably does not take that long, but it feels like it
>is 5 minutes before the download indicator moves from 0%, so don't
>give up when it does not seam like it is moving. I upgraded my
>desktop that way.

I had to reboot this am, xorg had crashed for about the 50th time when I woke 
up.  It didn't do anything but a normal reboot.  I just plugged in a 40GB One 
touch to save /GenesAmandaHelper, /home, /etc, /usr/src and /root to so I 
have all my email corpus and custom scripts if there is room, then UPGRADE to 
F10, and if its as broken as the last F10 install I made on a sacrificial 
box, then install Ubuntu-8.04 LTS.  I like to bleed and do my own kernels, 
amanda, heyu and a few others.

The point is that I don't mind fighting with breakage if _I_ broke it, but to 
upgrade and break things just to keep up with the Joneses is getting old.

Actually, now that I consider it, best I go get another drive, so the 
reversion is a bit less painful.  And another video card if I can find one 
that actually works, 90% of the problem here is the still broken ATI HD2400 
Pro support, almost a year after AMD/ATI gave us the specs to drive it right.

Does anyone know of a well supported ATI video card that is A: still in the 
pipelines and can be purchased, and B: sells for less than a hundred dollar 

I'm not a gamer that needs every last FPS he can get, but it would be very 
nice if I could watch tv from my pcHDTV-3000 card on it.  If there is such a 
beast, I'll get both the drive and the card.  Please advise.

Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
	The judge fined the jaywalker fifty dollars and told him if he was
caught again, he would be thrown in jail.  Fine today, cooler tomorrow.

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