fronk is my 32-bit file-server & quazi back-up machine. I use this for random bits of development, testing, and primarily as a backup destination.
Saturday & Sunday I performed the 9.10 upgrade on this machine — in place. I made sure to backup my xorg.conf, smb.conf, fstab, and source.list (apt) as those have been clobbered in the past.
- KPackageKit exited with a failure — I think the servers were overloaded. Rerunning it got all of the packages downloaded.
- KPackageKit exited with an error code of <1> — whatever that means. I ran sudo aptitude full-upgrade from the CLI. The only thing remaining to do was to remove packages.
- sudo apt-get upgrade showed nothing to do, and all repositories queried were karmic (9.10)
So, only one reboot, some hiccups that were resolved with persistence, and a lot of leaving this computer to do its own thing, the upgrade took about 16 hours. I think that time is due to heavy traffic on the server. I’ve never had it take this long.
Update from my future self: yes, it was the server traffic. Two other upgrades took about an hour.
Sometimes things are exactly as easy as they appear to be, and sometimes moreso.
I just followed this guide and now have bonded networking. In theory, this means I have a 200Mbps connection to my network now.
Since I don’t like it when others point to a webpage and say that all they did was what was written, I’ll be more specific.
- I did nothing to my switch/router
- I installed ifenslave per the directions
- I took down my ethernet connections per the directions
- I copyed my /etc/network/interfaces file to a backup
- I edited the /etc/network/interfaces file to have the bond0 connection in it (Ha! This font makes that look like Bond-O — as in the car-body repair goop; it should be bond[zero])
- I brought the bond0 interface up
I think it took me longer to type this than to actually do it.
Update: There was one catch. My /etc/resolv.conf file ended up blank this morning (i.e., after rebooting). I find this a little odd, but I was easily able to fix it by adding the entries back into it. I now have that backed up so I don’t have to reference my router for that information.