Sorry for the Mathematical title As you’ve undoubtedly guessed – I’ve upgraded to Lucid, a.k.a 10.04!! So far, from what little time I’ve been able to use it, I’m really liking what I see (I’ve installed the 64 bit version, for those curious). Naturally there are some bugs, but I’m reporting these using the built in tool if/when they occur.
One thing that did frustrate me (immensely), while trying to install Lucid, was the partitioning situation. I wiped my Ubuntu partition(s) completely, including my /home and everything. I decided before installing that I’d make backups of the important stuff, and go from there. Somewhat frustratingly, the partition manager mid-way through ubiquity decided to give up the ghost and die. Not a problem, I thought, as I downloaded the daily live CD, I’ll just install from here….no go – the daily live CD was showing exactly the same issues as the Alpha 2 disc.
Before I ditched my attempts to install Lucid and drop back down to Karmic (9.10), I figured I’d try running GParted, and create the partitions before running ubiquity. Good job I did! This worked fine, without any hitches. Naturally I think I should’ve been able to specify my partitions as part of the ubiquity installer, but at least it’s installed now! More on my Lucid thoughts as I get any experiences to share with it.