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Ubuntu 9.04

Posted 06-07-2009 at 09:17 AM by uinseann

Well; I aquired the Linux format DVD (from a friend), with Ubuntu 9.04 and Mandriva 2009.1 as well as quite a few applications on the DVD (all applications are in tgz format though).

I decided after a day or so, seeing as I have a disk image of my Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex, I would do an upgrade. I have nothing to lose,time on my hands, and I'm interested to see what happens, as I have quite a lot of programs on this computer.

It's a special Linux Format Magazine edition of Ubuntu, because it boots from the DVD, to install Ubuntu (or run live), and Mandriva. This version of Ubuntu has the old faithful Gnome, plus KDE and Xfce, plus some KDE applications, so it's quite a lot bigger than the usual installation CD. Just out of interest I noticed if you navigate to the "iso" and burn a cd from that, you get a bog standard Ubuntu installation, with the old text installer?

So, anyway I put the DVD into an already running desktop, and let it upgrade itself, which was very simple as it asked me if I wanted to upgrade. The upgrade took about one hour. It re-booted OK! The desktop seemed alright apart from the Kaffeine icon. It had changed to something like a blank page. So I tried to run Kaffeine; It crunched and grinded and in the end nothing. I went to Synaptic, and it showed it wasn't installed. I tried my DVB stick, and that no longer worked. Without going through all the details ... needless to say, quite a few progs wouldn't work. So, I had a choice, just re-install the disk image, or, install 9.04 from scratch!

I decided to just install from scratch. It still took quite a long time ti install, but this time it worked fine. Kaffeine didn't take much installing because KDE was already installed! Obviously I will have to sort my DVB stick out again, but it's no problem. My new webcam still works, as does Skype 2. I like the new smaller Ubuntu splash screen, and the slightly different desktop. I changed the desktop theme to "new wave", which is a nice dark grey.
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