[mythtv-users] Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 => 8.04

finlay finlay at moeraki.com
Thu May 1 09:10:09 UTC 2008

Joacim J wrote:
> Hello,
> I have read about Josh White's problem with Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 => 8.04.
> However, is there anyone that have done a *successful* upgrade with 
> functional MythTV from Ubuntu's repository?
I did a FE/BE upgrade (Ubuntu 704->710 with myth on top) a couple of 
days ago. I had a problem with fstab because I had a pata drive for my 
system disk that got renamed to /dev/sda from /dev/hda and I used the 
partition names instead of labels for mounting. Hal can be a problem 
since the rc*.d links are different in 804 from 710. Nothing major - was 
up and recording in a couple of hours or so. Another system (no myth) 
took more work but I expected it since I had compiled and installed a 
bunch of stuff from source including dbus. Hosed hal and avahi-daemon 
for a while but I wouldn't expect any problems from a relatively 
standard 7.10.

Oddly enough the worst problem was with a 710 mythbuntu that wouldn't 
start X, etc. I finally just wiped the disk and installed mythbuntu 804 
on top and will probably go diskless on it now that mythbuntu makes 
setting up diskless clients easy.


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