Posts tagged ‘karmic’

Triple Booting Arch,Ubuntu and Windows

So I wanted to install Ubuntu 9.10 and see how it “fails to” perform on my hard disk [as previously I tested he RCs in vbox within Arch]. Ubuntu boots up quite slow. At first a white ubuntu orb like logo appears and then the xsplash kicks in and after a while login screen comes and then it takes you to your desktop. However, the shutdown and reboot are way faster than any others’ I have seen. Just click and bam you are out of ubuntu. Anyway, I had Arch and Windows pre-installed on my hard disk and I just wanted to install ubuntu in a spare partition I had. Here is the partitioning scheme:

df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3              28G   19G  8.1G  70% /            <—–Arch’s Root
none                 1005M  140K 1004M   1% /dev
none                 1005M     0 1005M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda5             7.4G  3.1G  4.0G  44% /pkg
/dev/sda1             9.4G  5.9G  3.5G  64% /windows
/dev/sda2             9.2G  3.2G  5.6G  37% /ubuntu
/dev/sda6   swap        <——– Common swap of 2Gb for both Arch and ubuntu

So I burnt the Ubuntu 9.10 amd64 [64bit version] ISO in a DVD-RW and boot my pc from it. When the partition option comes be careful not to select anything other than the partition you want to select ubuntu on and the swap will auto-detected. Now after entering the details and everything the final overview of the installation process will appear. Click on “Advanced” tab below and deselect “install grub” option. That’s right make sure that Ubuntu doesn’t install it’s grub on your hard disk. It’s useless. I find Arch’s Grub2 much more customizable, easy to apply custom backgrounds and icons,etc. So let ubuntu install without letting it install grub anywhere. Now after all’s done reboot your computer and go to Arch. Modify the /boot/grub/grub.cfg

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Ubuntu 9.10: A disaster?

Q: What do you call a vista of Linux kind?
A: Ubuntu Karmic Koala. 😛

Karmic Failure

Fan-boys  in the ubuntuforum would have you believe that with each release of Ubuntu a lot of complaints come flooding in the forum, with karmic it’s just the same thing. But is that the sign of a “Top Linux Distribution”? Even with the so called “unstable” fedora people are happy doing an upgrade without much hazards, but ubuntu karmic koala was a disaster for many. Ubuntu forum is bombarded with criticisms and the way they carry out these bloated releases just to stick to their 6 months release cycle. Let me link you to a few of the forum posts and you see the comments and decide for yourself whether you are ready to upgrade from jaunty to karmic, cause I can assure you karmic isn’t ready for daily use. Of course, there are happy users but the ratio seems to be in favor of annoyed disappointed users.

Pull 9.10 from GA – return to BETA

Stay away from 9.10 !!!!!!!

Ubuntu 9.10 problems – Ubuntu clearly still not ready for the mainstream

How Long Do You Think It Will Take To Fix Karmic?

Any folks NOT upgrading to koala?

I only chose to post from the Community cafe section since that place is not for technical discussions but people actually speak their mind.

Personally, I found hardy heron the best Ubuntu release so far. For those who haven’t upgraded to karmic yet, my advice, DO NOT UPGRADE!  Just Stick with Jaunty, or wait a few months until they manage to polish out a few ridiculous issues like sound not working, network not detecting, display resolution getting stuck,etc. which are definitely not expected from Ubuntu, the Linux distribution that converted thousands and more windows users.

External links for reference:

[1] Bad karma for Linux koalas

[2] Early adopters bloodied by Ubuntu’s Karmic Koala

[news] Ubuntu/Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala released!

Ubuntu 9.10

Congrats to all the Ubuntu fans! Today is your day.

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wget -c

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wget -c


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kubuntu 9.10

For the KDE Fans, there is as always a KDE spinoff of Ubuntu, namely Kubuntu 9.10.

Select a mirror from here. Or open konsole [terminal 😉 ] and type:

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wget -c

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wget -c


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