I have been using Ubuntu since 9.04 without many (serious) problems, I installed the 10.10 CD and put it on a flash drive (after a while or looking through the web to realize that the startup disk creator breaks with maverick. Anyway, when I booted from flash, it would get completely stuck (no cursor, no blinking line at the top, just nothing!). So I went back to my lucid install and did a "update-manager -d". When the upgrade was done, i rebooted, and was faced with the same problem again. I had to manually edit the "grub.cfg" file to set the lucid old kernel as default. Again I was faced with a new problem: virtualbox couldn't find the kernel files because upgrading the kernel deleted some files that were required.
What I need to know is if there is a way to upgrade from lucid to maverick without the new kernel (I still don't understand why it broke, but oh well!)
My specs are: Toshiba Satellite A215, Dual core AMD athlon-X2 ATI Radeon X1200 (been using the default driver for it since jaunty) Ubuntu Lucid with latest updates
Please help, and thanks in advance