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Fresh breeze of the Ubuntu 5.10

20 Sep 2005 | mloskot

About two weeks ago I got new laptop - Acer Aspire 5021. Nice gadget for fun and work. Because 3 months ago I moved from Debian to Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary I decided to install Ubuntu on my new laptop too. Before Acer I used Aristo (ASUSTek-like) laptop. It was PIII 700MHz with 256+128 MB RAM. Not a rocket at all. On this Aristo FT-9550 I also run Slackware. I haven’t said, but my first Linux distribution was Slackware - the beauty of simplicity. I stop using Slackware because of TGZ packages. I needed to have possibility to update my system frequently from the Net, that’s why I felt in love with debs.

I planned to do fresh installation so I needed some breeze and I got it. It came through an open window in my flat and it is called Ubuntu 5.10 “The Breezy Badger”.

I downloaded Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) Preview ISO image. First installer run and crash, second installer run and crash again. I tried 4-5 times but it still crashed at the same stage - copying packages to the hard drive. All crashes occured at different percentage of operation. Here is my post with deeper explanation of this problem Breeze installation hangs on copying packages. Someone adviced me to check CD integrity and I did so, no problems detected. I’ll submit some but report on the Ubuntu Bugzilla.

So, what am I gonna to do? There is still old-good Ubuntu Hoary CD in my desk - “Hoary” the Great please come and help. Shortly, I installed Ubuntu Hoary first. Then, after first boot, I edited /etc/apt/sources.list to use Breezy repositiories (the procedure is explained in the Hoary 5.04 Guide). Next, I executed well-known magic commands:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

and I went to make a big coffee. After about 2 and 1/2 hours I got nice smelling Ubuntu 5.10 “The Breezy Badger”.

Here are a few screenshots from Ubuntu 5.10 first boot. They are pretty standard, for all first boots :-)

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