Monday, October 30, 2006

Upgrading to Ubuntu Edgy Eft a "Nightmare" ?

There's an article on Slashdot saying that several people are having trouble upgrading to Edgy (the latest Ubuntu release). I'm currently in the process of upgrading. Lets hope everything works out well...

I have followed this guide to do the upgrade. (The wiki keeps updating) Only difference is that I'm using the command: sudo apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade . Since I have a slow internet connection, I figured it would be better to download all the packages at night, little by little, and then run the upgrade process.

I don't have important data on my root partition, and my /home partition is separate.

Just to be on the safer side, I'll backup all important data before doing the upgrade.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Out of space...

The other day, I was just browsing around, and I started downloading something. All of a sudden, firefox crashed!! I'm

Anyway, I just started the browser again, and recovered my browsing session, thanks to this nice extension.

Then, I tried to copy a shortcut from the K Menu to the desktop. I got an error message saying "Insufficient disk space". Wtf, a teeny-weeny much free space do I have anyway?

So I started Kwikdisk, and I saw that I just have 36KB free on the /home partition!!!

At this point, I would have expected any operating system to crash. But this is linux, things work differently here. ;)

The reason why firefox crashed was because it probably couldn't cache anything in ~/.mozilla. Technically, this would be a firefox bug, and not a linux bug. (Or so I think).

Finally, I just copied stuff onto my other partitions that had some free space. Now i have a lot of DVDs to burn.

Friday, October 06, 2006

MP3FS and Upstart

No need to rip your CDs to MP3s. You can just use MP3FS:

Also, Ubuntu will be replacing init with Upstart. Check out this article for in-depth information: