Success! no longer stranded between lenny and squeeze
On Sun, 03 Jul 2011 01:45:54 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> On Sat, 02 Jul 2011 17:53:50 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>> Thanks for the advice. I'll ssh in and if the text consoles don't
>> reappear after completing the upgrade, I can investigate further at
> Upgrade completed using ssh over a LAN. Unfortunately, I won't have
> time to reboot and see if the text consoles reappear until tomorrow.
> -- hendrik
When I got back to the machine just now, it was still running an X
session. I was able to close a few windows and log out. But then it was
black screen completely -- no text consoles *or* gdm logins available.
I did a hard reset to reboot the machine. It recovered my file systems
nicely (they're reiser or ext3), and came up, complete with text consoles
and gdm login prompt. I logged in through gdm and started Pan to post
This is a success. Thanks for all the advice, especially for the caveats
about what might go wrong, but, because I knew what to be careful of, it