View Poll Results: What was your gutsy install/upgrade experience ?

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  • Upgrade - worked flawlessly

    566 10.33%
  • Upgrade - worked but had few things to solve

    1,136 20.73%
  • Upgrade - got many problems that i've not been able to solve

    928 16.94%
  • Install - worked flawlessly

    639 11.66%
  • Install - worked but had few things to solve

    1,274 23.25%
  • Install - got many problems that i've not been able to solve

    936 17.08%
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  1. #751
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    California
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    43
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Install suitable for advanced users only

    Woe be it to those that try to install with a newer nvidia graphics card. This is not a configuration that should be attempted by a linux newbie--but wait, isn't that the idea of Ubuntu--a newbie friendly distribution?

    Install onto laptop with the following card appears to work
    Code:
     nVidia Corporation Quadro FX 570M
    but the user is greeted by a blank screen on first reboot. This is because the installer configures X with the nv driver, which does not support this card. Not even a little.

    For a newbie this is a disaster--you get a blank screen, not even a console with a log-in prompt. And the keyboard is locked--you can't even switch to a console, assuming you know there is one. Failsafe X my a**! QA anyone?

    The fix is simple enough for an experienced user: reboot in rescue (single-user) mode, run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, and select the vesa driver. That will at least get you a gui and a working keyboard so that you can then enable the nvidia driver.

    For a distro that wants to be a serious desktop contender, this sort of thing is a giant step backwards.

  2. #752
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles
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    3
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Quote Originally Posted by MimeyNaomi View Post
    I'm having a problem. Soon after the update starts, it stops and gives me these errors:

    Failed to fetch http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repo/di...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repo/di...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repo/di...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repo/di...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://ntfs-3g.sitesweetsite.info/ub...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://ntfs-3g.sitesweetsite.info/ub...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

    Then it tells me this is probably a network problem, and to check my network connection and try again. As far as I can tell there is nothing wrong with my network connection. Is anyone else having this problem?
    The error message is very misleading. This is actually a very easy problem to fix. The problem is that the medibuntu and ntfs-3g repositories are not official unbuntu repositories. The solution is to simply gedit your etc/apt/sources.list file. Comment out these unofficial repositories (you have to su or sudo to have authority to save it). Then do an 'apt-get update' and restart the Gutsy upgrade. There's lots of info re: editing the repositories list in the forums. After I did this, my upgrade worked without an issue. Hope you have the same good fortune.

  3. #753
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
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    1

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Upgrade went well, with no problems, BUT when I needed to print an Open office document, everything seized up. The document was easily recovered, but still would not print. I can print from the web, from PDF files and from Abiword - which, unfortunately at the moment lacks some features I need.

    I should have checked the forums first before upgrading. There do seem to have been a lot of problems with OO. Sorry, but I'll have to go to my XP machine to get some urgent work finished.

    Thanks to all for the excellent work, though.

    W

  4. #754
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    UK
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    30
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Hello,

    Tried to upgrade from 7.04 to 7.10.

    I got message 'Error during update'

    Four lines of 'failed to fetch://http ....

    Any ideas on how to sort this out? I'm using an Acer Travelmate Tablet laptop

    Perhaps I should stay with 7.04 till the 7.10 problems are sorted out as 7.04 works a treat after a lot of sorting out. Would hate to have to go through the sorting out process again.

  5. #755
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
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    14

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    i tired installing ubuntu like 4 times and could not untill a friend told me i had to defag my hard drive from windows

  6. #756
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    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Quote Originally Posted by phillipjennings5 View Post
    i tired installing ubuntu like 4 times and could not untill a friend told me i had to defag my hard drive from windows

    Yep. Windows is a pain with that. Most of the information will be at the start and a very little at the end and here and there in between. You won't be able to resize the Windows partition because of that. So a defrag first is always a good idea.

  7. #757
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Godzone
    Beans
    29
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Upgrade worked flawlessly using Update Manager.
    I installed Envy to install the restricted nvidia driver.
    Activated the 3D stuff.
    I consider these an 'extra', as the system works ok without it, so I do not count them as issues that 'need' resolving.

    Loving it so far

    But haven't tried wireless yet, just installed a wireless router. Fingers crossed.

    Yahoo
    Last edited by yahoo; October 30th, 2007 at 09:37 AM. Reason: Added:

  8. #758
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
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    1

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Too much, too soon.

    Having no experience with Ubuntu or Linux (I recently purchased a new Dell with 7.04 pre-installed) I clicked the button to upgrade and made an assumption that no problems would occur, also not realising how new the upgrade was. Quite a number of errors were reported and, presumably, some wrong choices made.

    On re-boot I now have a kernel panic and I see a week of pain ahead. Any advice would we gratefully received.

    This is not a complaint, per se, but a valuable lesson learnt...slow down, you have plenty of time.

    Regards,
    Steve

  9. #759
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Switzerland
    Beans
    16
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Unhappy Unusable I give up

    For me 7.10 is unusable.
    I thought I wouldn't have big problems as 7.04 was working well.
    I was wrong.
    I could not make X work. I had it only in safe mode.
    On the two kernel which are install after upgrade. The most recent one does not start.
    Apparently the memory stick I inserted could not be read.

    I also tried the Live CD. It would not start!

    Well I'll have to reinstall 7.04 as Vista is not really a viable option.

  10. #760
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    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Any advice would we gratefully received.

    Duct Tape, Hammer and nails fixes all things....................

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