Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

Saturday, 20. October 2007 18:31 - daniel - Linux - 0 Comments

I'm finally running Ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop. But getting there was a pain in the ass. My first try was a simple upgrade from 7.04 to 7.10. My previous upgrade from 6.10 to 7.04 was pretty easy and basically everything worked after some tuning. But this time everything gone wrong. The update manager hand multiple times during downloading the updates (blame my network connection) and after I finally got all the necessary files to upgrade and had them installed, 3D support wasn't working. No idea why, even a driver reinstall hasn't worked.

At this point i decided to reinstall Ubuntu instead of fixing the installation. Well, easier than it sounds. I downloaded a 7.10 alternate CD and burned it, but the disk check failed and installing ubuntu failed. I have no idea it's because of my CD drive, my burner or whatever. The iso was ok thought.

Since I couldn't install Ubuntu from my CD I just installed a command line system and installed the ubuntu-desktop package from the internet. Getting compiz running and installing all the programms and tools I normally use took some time too, but it running nicely now. And it looks a lot better the Ubuntu 7.04.