Just tried to do an internal update from Ubuntu 6.10 to 7.04
and the system went bonkers.
A warning box popped up stating that I needed to do a dist-update and install all updates prior to upgrading the system. Answered 'yes' to do so, it downloaded and installed 527 updates (this system was kept updated weekly since I've had it). After a required reboot, all the text in the system is showing as little squares.
Now I am waiting on an ordered optical drive (the one in it died) so I can
do an honest upgrade to 8.04. Over all it has been a fun experience messing
with the system and trying to figure out just what in the hell went wrong.
The only thing I can think of is the default language got goofy and it is attempting to use a non-existent font (not installed on this system) and it is failing miserably. Probably Mandarin Chinese or something like that.
Just thought I'd share