Installing Ubuntu 11.10

Since upgrading didn’t work on my machine, I went ahead and did a fresh install. As I keep my /home partition separated from my / partition (they’re in fact in different drives), I can install without much worries. I have to reinstall a bunch of things, but I was in need of a clean up anyway. Installing Backup your data! Be sure you have the latest updates prior to this new release: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Download Ubuntu.
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 came out last Thursday. Codename: Oneiric Ocelot. I will be upgrading using the “Alternate CD/DVD upgrade”. This way I don’t depend on Ubuntu servers during the upgrade. Upgrading Backup, backup! Be sure you have the latest updates prior to this new release: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Download the alternate iso image. In my case was the 64bit version (ubuntu-11.10-alternate-amd64.iso). Check the hash of the downloaded file: md5sum ubuntu-11.
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