[SATLUG] Ubuntu 11.4 Install
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun May 8 13:31:46 CDT 2011
This is just a report about my adventures with Ubuntu 11.4.
I had a Ubuntu 10.10 installed, but it kept nagging me about 11.4, so I
went ahead and let it do an in place upgrade.
The install seemed to go fairly smoothly. There were somewhere around
1400 packages to either update, remove, or install. I have a fairly
fast internet connection, so it took 20 minutes or so.
It asked me what to do with my customized GRUB configuration. I said to
leave it alone, but it changed the configuration anyway.
When it became time to reboot, it appeared to do all the power down
operations but hung at the [rebooting] stage. I had to do a power down
to get it to come up again.
As I said, it messed up my GRUB configuration, but the Ubuntu part
booted. It was fairly slow to boot, probably because of all the
upgrades. Slow is a relative term here. It was probably about two
minutes, but that's slow compared the my Linux From Scratch boot times
of about 8 seconds.
The first thing it did was pop up with a message that it couldn't load
'Unity' because of system requirements. I don't know what it wanted,
but the system is a 3GHz Core2-64, nVidia Corporation NV37GL (Quadro FX
560) and Wikipedia says the same chip is used in a GeForce 7600. I have
3G Ram and 12G disk space free.
In any case, it came up to the standard Gnome desktop. From there, it
looked a lot like Ubuntu 10.10. It kept the network configuration and
my specific packages beyond the stock distribution were also there. The
files on my /home directory were not affected.
Overall, it was a decent procedure.
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