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Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) upgrade

Having heard nothing but good things about the release of Dapper I decided to go ahead and upgrade my main Ubuntu (actually Edubuntu) machine. I had very few problems. The network card decided to stop working, but I had a gigabit card sitting there that I wanted to install in it anyway. That went as painlessly as a network card installation can go. I had to redo my MythTV initial frontend settings but then it was back in action just like I left it.
I also have a cheap ($50 for motherboard AND CPU) Via C3 machine that has been trying to find a home. I downloaded the Xubuntu ISO and installed it on there. Xubuntu is a slimmed down version of Ubuntu with XFCE for a window manager instead of gnome. It is now a solid little internet workstation. I am very impressed with the ease of installation, and polished finish that distrubtion has. Very impressed. I will probably start recommending Xubuntu for low-end or older computers for use as internet stations.

 Easiest upgrade method for my systems:

 replace contents of /etc/apt/sources.list with:

## All officially supported packages, including security- and other updates
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates main restricted

## All community supported packages, including security- and other updates
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates universe multiverse

## The source packages (only needed to recompile existing packages)
#deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe multiverse
#deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe multiverse
#deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates universe multiverse

# For more possible sources, all eperimental and to be used with caution, visit

# http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/source-o-matic

from a terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 

Categories: DIY, MythTV, Software, ubuntu
  1. June 15, 2006 at 8:27 am

    The process got interrupted when I was updating my mom’s computer (my laptop fell asleep). I had to walk over there and type ‘sudo dpkg –configure -a’ in a terminal to complete the installation.

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