Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Issues with the new kernel: 2.6.20-16-generic

Adept-notifier showed me new kernel updates, and I installed these, only to find that I was greeted by a whole bunch of problems.

During the upgrade process, Adept seemed to have hung at 100%, (yes 100%). It showed dpkg-run finished in the terminal. I had to close the window, but just to be on the safe side, I opened a terminal, and ran sudo apt-get upgrade again. There was an unmet dependency, and I sorted this out. All seemed to be OK, and I rebooted the machine.

I had played with my partitions a bit, and all the /dev/sda* entries in the partitions wouldn't be mounted. Also, a new partition that I had created showed some superblock error. I just rebooted the machine, using the old kernel, and none of these problems showed up.

As usual I checked on UbuntuForums, and it seems the new kernel has a whole load of issues:

Lets wait and see if the issues are sorted out. It seems all /dev/sda* has been made into /dev/hda* again

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Edgy to Feisty

I upgraded to Feisty Fawn a few days ago. It was quite a smooth process as compared to the previous release. The upgrade tool on the DVD was crashing, so I used the commandline instead.

Apart from Samba breaking, (which I managed to fix in a few hours), everything went quite well. My thanks to the Ubuntu team for a nice release.

Downloading the DVD was quite a waste. Inspite of spending a week downloading 4.3 GB, I still had to download another 400MB. Next time, I'm sticking to solely to apt-get.