Sunday, 2 May 2010

Karmic No More

Less than twenty-four hours after starting my Ubuntu blog, I'm sad to inform you that I have taken the decision to abandon the Karmic Koala.

As I type this post (on a Windows machine), I am currently updating my Ubuntu box to 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx! The download seemed to go ok, the upgrades are installing now. Hopefully, I'll have even more to blog about when the upgrade is finished...


  1. Mmmm....

    That was kind of a grim experience: I'm just trying to get back to where I started and pick up the pieces!

    It seems that the Lusty Lynx doesn't like my graphics card and I seem to be going round in circles trying to figure out why. Ubuntu thinks that the embedded (generic) drivers should work (but they clearly don't) and the ATI drivers won't install.

    Lesson learned: don't upgrade from one version to another. Once I'm back up and running, I might try a dual boot arrangement to see if I can't figure it out before committing myself to the new version.

  2. I'm now coming towards the end of a complete rebuild! Even my backup strategy failed (well, sort of failed) and I've been reduced to adding stuff back manually.

    Fortunately, it's starting to come together and in some ways I've rather enjoyed the experience. That said, I'm glad this isn't a Windows machine, I'm not sure that I would have liked it as much!