Upgrading to 20.04 beta failed

Bug #1870782 reported by richard
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Decided to risk the new Beta in an attempt to escape the sound issues with 19.10

Entered in terminal:
sudo do-release-upgrade -d

Got to the option to show the list of packaged which will be removed.
Selected to view what is being removed.
Stuck on this:


Nothing I press gets me past this.

Currently stuck with an incomplete upgrade.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04
Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:20.04.16
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.3.0-46.38-generic 5.3.18
Uname: Linux 5.3.0-46-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu22
Architecture: amd64
CrashDB: ubuntu
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Sat Apr 4 13:38:19 2020
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-11-10 (511 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180725)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
Symptom: release-upgrade
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to focal on 2020-04-04 (0 days ago)

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richard (theonejay) wrote :
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) wrote :

It seems that you are stuck in a vi editor session.
To close it proceed as follows:

To exit without saving changes made:
Press <Escape>.
(You must be in insert or append mode if not, just start typing on a blank line to enter that mode)
Press : <colon>.
The cursor should reappear at the lower left corner of the screen beside a colon prompt. The colon indicates that what follows is a Vim command.
Enter the following:
Then press <Enter>.
This will quit the editor, and abandon all changes you have made; all changes to the document will be lost.

(source http://itproguru.com/expert/2016/11/how-to-exit-quit-vi-editor-without-saving-changes-step-by-step/ )

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I'm not sure how this could have happened as DistUpgradeViewText's confirmChanges function just prints the packages and asks about removing them.

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richard (theonejay) wrote :

I hit the reset button on my computer to escape this GUI prompt. I can boot up without issue on restart. Its just weird getting stuck like that during an upgrade - never seen that before.

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