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Upgrading Ubuntu 9.04 To Ubuntu 9.10 Beta…

2009 October 6
by Hardik Dalwadi

As we know the Ubuntu 9.10 Beta has been released on 1st Oct,2009. Now time to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 Beta. So, i have spent my last Sunday. Update was very smooth. Here is step by step procedure for smooth update.

Note: Before starting upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 Beta please turn of all your compiz effect. Because it may happen that it can break your existing system. Ubuntu 9.10 Beta contains the new Intel video driver architecture for testing. My system contains Nividia graphics card. I don’t want to take any risk. Also i would advise to take the backup from your existing system to be at safer side. Also Ubuntu beta contains Upstart so please make sure that you have Ubuntu 9.10 LiveCD. Here is complete information about Ubuntu 9.10 Beta Release

Step – 1:

Before starting upgrade process, please make sure that your machine is connected with very well internet connectivity. Also make sure that your system is up-to-date with latest Ubuntu 9.04 updates. If you have not done, please do that.

Launch Ubuntu update manager

Launch Ubuntu update manager

Launch Ubuntu update manager

Launch Ubuntu update manager

Get up-to-date status

Get up-to-date status

Step – 2

Now, time to start upgrade process.

Start the Ubuntu upgrade process

Start the Ubuntu upgrade process

Launch upgrade process

Launch upgrade process

Ubuntu Beta Release Notes

Ubuntu Beta Release Notes

Step – 3:

So, now time for Distribution Upgrade Process.

Distribution Upgrade

Distribution Upgrade

Disabled Third Party Repository Notification

Disabled Third Party Repository Notification

Setting-up new software channels for Ubuntu 9.10 Beta

Setting-up new software channels for Ubuntu 9.10 Beta

Actual upgrade statistics

Actual upgrade statistics

Downloading new packages...

Downloading new packages...

Installing new downloaded packages...

Installing new downloaded packages...

Upgrading old configuration files...

Upgrading old configuration files...

Cleaning process...

Cleaning process...

Finish the upgrade process

Finish the upgrade process

Observation:
If everything goes fine, your system will boot in newly upgraded Ubuntu 9.10 Beta with newly introduced Ubuntu xsplash base boot screen. I got the success. But I have found some problem in compiz (My compiz effect was running during upgrade process). My system was performing slowly. I have Nvidia GeForce Go 7400. I have simply remove the compiz using

sudo apt-get remove compiz*

Tip:
You may not see the new Desktop look of 9.10 beta, i would suggest to create new Desktop User and then login with that user to experience new look :)

Update:
Latest update of 9.10 (Beta) has solved my compiz problem with Nvidia card as i have written earlier. Before update i had:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   41192 2009-10-05 20:35 compiz_1%3a0.8.3+git20091005-0ubuntu5_all.deb
compiz_1%3a0.8.3+git20091005-0ubuntu5_all.deb

In today’s update:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   41418 2009-10-16 18:34 compiz_1%3a0.8.4-0ubuntu1_all.deb

Now compiz + Nvidia (Version 185) + Ubuntu 9.10 Beta (Upate on 2009-10-16) Rocks :)

One good news that new Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ entry has been included in Ubuntu NetworkMangaer 3G list. I will post more review in next blog, till then bye…

Update:

Reliance NetConnect Broadband+ on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Beta

Reliance NetConnect Broadband+ on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Beta

5 Responses leave one →
  1. Maxime permalink
    October 9, 2009

    Hi !

    With exactly the same GPU and with a fresh Beta install, I am experimenting the same problem of compiz getting over-slowly… Updates have not changed anything…
    Did you manage to fix this?

    Many thanks,

    Max.

  2. October 10, 2009

    @ Maxime,

    No, I could not, I have just simply removed compiz*, as i have written. But i am following changes.
    Tty to do daily update. I will post more when i will get the solution…

  3. Maxime permalink
    October 14, 2009

    Ok… I subscribe to this comments thread and I will post as well if I find out something.
    Thanks for your response.

    Best regards,

    Max.

  4. October 18, 2009

    @ Maximie,

    Compiz + Nividia + Ubuntu 9.10 Beta Problem has been solved in latest updates. Check the “Update” section in blog :).

  5. Maxime permalink
    October 19, 2009

    Great news, many thanks. :)

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