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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Upgrading Ubuntu Feisty to Ubuntu Gutsy

I experimented the upgrade process for Ubuntu on my Gateway laptop. Being a Debian user until now on servers, upgrades from stable to testing to sid are smooth process in Debian. I seldom experience glitches.

I wanted to find out if this will be a smooth process also for Ubuntu. I was running Debian on the Gateway laptop until May this year. When I installed Ubuntu during the national elections (to eliminate incompatibilities in the system we used for the quick count), I am yet to return to Debian.

To upgrade to Gutsy follow the following process. On your terminal issue the following command.

1. sudo apt-get update
2. sudo apt-get upgrade
3. gksudo "update-manager -d"

In Debian, you just have to change the /etc/apt/sources.list to the version you want to upgrade. The first two commands will be enough to have a smooth upgrade. The last command will launch the gui for the software upgrade. Just accept default answers by the updater. You will eventually see this figure.


The updater will now start.


After fetching some tools and scripts, start the upgrade on this window.

There will be several steps. But the gui updater will handle smoothly.

After a long download, installation will begin. It took me 2 early morning days to download all packages. I do have several apps in use.

I checked all apps and all are also working properly. Sound and video is not a problem.

A nice applet for the power management is also available. But no hibernate support yet. At least for my laptop. In Feisty, i was able to use hibernate for a few weeks and an upgrade broke everything. It is still broken now in Gutsy.


The best part though, compiz-fusion works well. The animations and desktop cubes are rendered smooth to the eye.

If you are brave enough, try gutsy now.

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