Ubuntu 9.04 Upgrade : The Screenshot tour
May 5, 2009
I have been upgrading my work Laptop (a Dell D630) since Ubuntu 7.04.
The first couple of times there were a few glitches, nothing a few Google searches and “sudo apt-get install”s couldn’t fix.
However, the process is getting increasingly reliable and I urge users to go this route.
For upgrading from Ubuntu 8.10, Intrepid Ibex to 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope, I decided to use the Alternate CD.
The Ubuntu Alternate CDs are released alongwith the Desktop and Server versions for that release and are basically text-based installers.
Confession time : I did not know that one could upgrade using the Alternate CD. I always did it over the Internet. That shows you how much of a Ubuntu geek I really am 😀
The only command you need to execute to begin the installation is :
$ sudo update-manager -d
That’s it !! Just keep on “Next” ing and in about 2 hours you should be done !!
And …. Voila !!!
No breaks, no crashes, no glitches !!!
All my drivers are working, my Ethernet, WiFi, my Audio, my X Server, my Touch-pad, my Mouse …. my EVERYTHING works out-of-the-box !
And Man is this Release FAST !!
So just take the jump guys and upgrade to the Jaunty Jackalope.
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