Last week Ubuntu 8.10, aka The Intrepid Ibex, was released.
Time to updgrade :-) First in my laptop.
I will be the using the 64 bit alternate cd to upgrade. This means that the upgrade will have a cd image as his source, and not the Internet. This way it’s much faster.
Before you start
- Check for updates using Update Manager
- Backup your data
- Check the Release Notes
- Download Ubuntu (I recommend using Torrents)
- Check the file hash (example:
- Be sure to upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04.
- Use Gmount-iso to mount the iso file. This way cd could be mounted without having to burn a cd.
In the Terminal, go to the cd mount point (example: /media/cdrom) and type:
gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"
And now we wait…
During the upgrade there may be some questions about replacing some configuration files. I replaced them all with the new versions.
After restarting and reactivating my Software Sources there were more updates to do. This is because Ubuntu deactivates other software sources and because I made the upgrade from the alternate cd.
- Non-Issue 1: It really seams faster :-)
- Non-Issue 2: Install OpenOffice 3.0 by adding the following to your Software Sources (System > Administration > Software Sources) and do a normal Update
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
- Issue 1:
I was missing some software I wanted to get back
LAMP Server (check the link for details)
Issue 2: Reactivate Software Sources (System > Administration > Software Sources) updating them to Intrepid.
Issue 3: Add to re-install EnvyNG-Qt and enable the ATI driver
sudo apt-get install envyng-qt
- Issue 4: Scrolling in Firefox was extremely slow. I reinstalled the ATI driver and it’s fixed now.
sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx* sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
- Issue 5: The SC Card Reader only works if the card is in the slot at boot up time.