Upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope (on the Desktop)

2009/04/27 by Paulo Pereira

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After my laptop, is time to upgrade my main machine whith Ubuntu 9.04, codename Jaunty Jackalope.

I will be the using the 32 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, I think.

I shouldn’t do this during the week, but… oh well…

Before you start


In the Terminal, go to the cd mount point (example: /media/cdrom) and type:

cd /media/cdrom
gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"

And now we wait…

When is asked if I want to include the latest updates during the upgrade I always say no. At this times the servers are very slow - everyone want their Ubuntu :-)

During the upgrade there may be some questions about replacing some configuration files. I replaced them all with the new versions.

After restarting there may be more updates to do.

Issues / Post-Install

The upgrade failed so… No big surprise there. Oh well, I had a Live CD burned, so I booted using that cd. I only needed to configure my network, Firefox to get to this post and a Terminal.

The resolution was low and the screen wasn’t centered, but that’s ok for what I need.

sudo mount /dev/sda6
cd /media/disk/
sudo cp {/,}etc/resolv.conf
sudo mount --bind {/,}proc
sudo mount --bind {/,}sys
sudo mount --bind {/,}dev
sudo chroot /media/disk/
apt-get update
apt-get -f dist-upgrade --fix-missing

That was basically it. The upgrade ended and after the restart everything was (almost) ok.

It was easy though:

  1. Alt + F2
  2. /usr/bin/jockey-gtk
  3. Selected the recommend proprietary driver for my NVIDIA card
  4. Rebooted and that was that
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free
deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu jaunty main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu/ jaunty main
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian jaunty non-free
sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup