[mythtv-users] Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 => 8.04

finlay finlay at moeraki.com
Thu May 1 18:45:42 UTC 2008

Mario Limonciello wrote:
> finlay wrote:
>> 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.
> Don't use names or labels.  UUIDs are used by default in Ubuntu.  You should
> stick to these.
> They are used for this exact reason of upgrades risking breaking things.
How does one find out what the UUID of a parition is?
>  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.
> Compiling from source on core services can lead to a fair deal of trouble.
> Why'd you do that in the first place?
Had to upgrade these packages to do development on some other packages.
>> 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.
> Did you see the details surrounding this?  There has been a few reports of
> linux-restricted-modules not getting upgraded when the upgrade happened.
Tried the beta and rc diskless but had a number of problems using the 
mcc image builds. Didn't see the reports you mentioned.



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