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Intrepid Ibex tomorrow

Posted by anjilslaire on October 29, 2008

Well you al likely know that 8.10 drops tomorrow. I’ll probably torrent it for a bit, and then install the Kubuntu image. I love getting a fresh new OS version every 6 months. W00t!


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Flash 10 released, with deb

Posted by anjilslaire on October 18, 2008

It looks like Adobe has gotten their stuff together. Flash 10 has been RTMed, and they even released an Ubuntu 8.04+ packaged deb for download.

It works. Very well. Get it. The Dell website works correctly now, making me want the Mini 9 even more now.

‘Nuff said..

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GParted to the rescue

Posted by anjilslaire on October 18, 2008

I told myself I wouldn’t do it. I needed more space at /home, so I was going to move XP to a separate, smaller drive by itself, so I could use the entire 320gig drive for Kubuntu, with 15 gigs at /, 1 gig swap, and the rest for /home. I’ve been tediously ripping all my my movies & CDs to avi & MP3 for streaming from my media system, and was running dangerously low. XP was taking over 100 gigs which I needed back.

So my plan was to order a new 500 gig drive from newegg (done), and wait til Intrepid released before doing any significant changes, since I’d be reloading the OS anyway.

I didn’t wait.

I installed the new drive, and formatted it as ext3, and deleted the XP partitions. Suddenly Ubuntu wouldn’t boot, since the 1st partition (XP) was no longer there, and I received a big fat Grub 5 error, if I recall correctly).
“OK, I’ll just reinstall / and point it to /home and move along as normal, just on Hardy again….” I thought I’d be smart & use Gparted to resize /home to take up the extra space from the deleted XP partitions.
Apparently however, during the fsck portion of the partition move/resize something got borked up in /home. When I installed the OS to / again, verytime th system booted it detected an “unclean shutdown” and forced a new fsck which would fail and error out a 91%.

After much trial & tribulation, along with having over 150 gigs of music & movies on the line, I was able to use a Live CD to move the data (including my /home directory) to the new 500gig Western Digital, format the entire 320gig original drive and recreate the 3 needed partitions:
/, /home & swap.

I then copied my /home data back to the 320gig, and reinstalled the OS. Whrn I logged in, none of my settings were saved, and I received lots of permissions issues in /laire/.kde. a quick

sudo chmod -R laire:laire /home/laire

solved that. After a reboot (probably a restart of X would be sufficient), all of my settings were loaded up perfectly. I thenĀ  proceeded to reinstall all of my favorite & needed apps, using my previous entries on this page to get my Creative Zen running, Liquid Weather, etc. Boy, this pag has come in handy…

I’m curious how Kubuntu 8.10 will go with the switch to KDE4 (I believe). I’m hoping it grows on me.

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