[kwlug-disc] The least hassle upgrade in years ...

Adam Glauser adamglauser at gmail.com
Mon May 17 12:58:54 EDT 2010

For what it's worth, I did a fresh install of Lucid and it wasn't all 
ponies and rainbows.

After the installer had done it's thing, I tried to boot the new Lucid 
install, only to end up at a BusyBox prompt.  There was a message about 
the kernel having given up waiting for the root device.  The error 
message suggested specifying the "rootdelay=n" kernel option.  This 
ended up fixing the problem, I think my motherboard might be to blame 
for this one.

I also had trouble with my sound card.  I used the sound setting tool to 
tell the system I have 5.1 speakers, but for some reason the centre 
channel was muted by default.  I wasn't able to find a way to fix this 
in Gnome, and had to mess around with alsamixer and aplay.

I'm quite happy with the result.  Unfortunately I think these would have 
ended up being show-stoppers for many new users.  I'm lucky (?) to have 
struggled through similar problems before, so the problems didn't 
actually cause me much grief.

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