Yes I know this blog was put together to cover ARCH Linux on the Web Book, but I've been running it with two interchangeable drives. one Arch, the other Ubuntu, for a while now, and recently the 10.04 LTS release came out.
So I decided I would go for it.
It almost ended in disaster. The "Jaunty" image update manager told me the upgrade was available, so I picked my moment, archived anything I felt I could not afford to kiss bye-bye, and hit the "go" button.
It downloaded about 1390 packages, taking about two hours. It took about another three to install them, and then it rebooted, and worked.
Except "System => About Ubuntu" told me I was still running jaunty. Hmmm.
About a WEEK later the Update Manager told me 10.04 LTS was available AGAIN.
So I went for it AGAIN.
This time it wanted to download over 1900 packages, and took ages about it, and when it was done, the machine had a black screen of death and wouldn't respond to anything.
On reboot, the screen stayed in text mode, complained "udevd: specified user 'usbmux' unknown" and that was the start of a descent into hell.
The machine made a lot o complaints in a "text" mode, and eventually allowed me to see a login prompt, but the machine was incapable of doing almost anything.
My salvation was when I decided to force a "sudo apt-get upgrade". It started, and immediately whinged that I needed to run "sudo dpkg -configure -a"
So I did. Followed by a "sudo apt-get update" and a "sudo apt-get upgrade".
It whined and whirred a LOT. And when it had finished, here I was !!