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Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

So, I just upgraded to Ubuntu Jaunty on two of my VMs here at the office.  I know its not set to come out in a final release for a few days, however, we’re in the process of migrating to a fully virtualized system, and unfortunately Intrepid has some issues with iSCSI connections.  Namely if you try and shut down the machine, it’ll hang because it tries to disconnect the drive before its unmounted and then just throws errors.

Anyway, as per usual, the upgrades went more or less flawlessly – minus a few symbolic links that needed to be re-created.  Since I don’t have GUIs on these machines (waste of resources on servers if you ask me), a quick:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade -d

And about half an hour later and I was all upgraded.  No more iSCSI disconnection problems, and one new feature I’ve found that actually changed my whole workflow when it comes to servers.  That being the inclusion of screen-profiles, a sort of profile manager for screen allowing you to create default screens that open when you log in, as well as status bars, clocks and notifiers.  If you haven’t heard of it, I’d highly recommend you check it out.

Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope – Alpha 3 | Ubuntu.


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