[Guide] Installing Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric in VMware Workstation
To upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ’11.10′ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions. Also Check [Guide] Installing Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric in VirtualBox 4.1.4 To upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade -d; and follow the on-screen instructions. Note that the server upgrade is now more robust and will utilize GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of e.g. dropped connection problems. Download the Ubuntu Oneiric Beta 2 Features, 1. Improved handling of 32-bit compatibility on amd64 systems 2. Enabling multiarch if you upgraded before Beta-1 3. Ubuntu Kernel Beta 1 includes the 3.0.0-9.15 Ubuntu kernel which is based on the v3.0.3 upstream stable kernel. Some of the most notable changes since Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha3 with respect to the kernel include: Rebase to v3.0.3 Enable missing IPv6 options Ivy Bridge: KVM support for SMEP Fix integer math bugs in panel fitting Turn on extra EAPDs on Conexant codecs Deliver more Atheros, Ralink, and iwlagn NIC drivers to d-i Package macvlan and macvtap for virtual Package x86_energy_perf_policy and turbostat dell-wmi: Add keys for Dell XPS L502X hfsplus: ensure bio requests are not smaller than the hardware sectors Ecryptfs: Add mount option to check uid of device being mounted = expect uid Update ideapad-laptop to v3.1 mac80211: be more careful in suspend/resume xen-blkfront: Drop name and minor adjustments for emulated scsi devices xen: Do not enable PV IPIs when vector callback not present Native driver support for changing backlight intensity on i915 Numerous config updates Ubuntu Desktop 4. Revised DVD content. With 11.10 Beta 1, we’re introducing a revised smaller DVD based on community feedback over the last few cycles. This new DVD has a more manageable size of 1.5G. The new DVD image is an extension of our current CD image to include all the language packs and some other useful applications, such as Inkscape, GIMP, Pitivi, and a more complete LibreOffice suite. All the packages that used to be on the DVD are still available from the archive. 5. Interface updates A new release of compiz and Unity has been included with this milestone. Highlights of this release are: A new Alt+Tab switcher. “Places” were renamed to “Lenses”, now integrating multiple sources and advanced filtering like ratings, range, categories. A new music lens linked to Banshee is also installed by default. The restructuring for getting some new features has been done. Known bugs and regressions are documented below. Better performance of launchers and panel, ported to GTK 3 and GTK 3-based indicator stack.
So lets get started,
1. Create Typical Virtual machine under VMware Workstation 8 & specify the Ubuntu . No modification is required as such. Its straight forward process. Check below screen shots for more details… 2. Ubuntu boots perfect into text mode but not able to view GUI. When I run “startx” to start X Window Systemserver noting come up. so I installed X Window System server using below command, #sudo apt-get install xinit Afterwards I hit Control-Alt-F1, log in, and Enter, #sudo apt-get install gdm Afterwards it asks you which display manager to use by default; choose gdm. Now type: sudo service lightdm stop sudo service gdm start When the lightdm problem is fixed, you can remove gdm and it should default back to using lightdm; if not you can manually start it. #sudo apt-get install ppa-purge #sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 And reboot your Ubuntu VM to apply the changes. Afterwards Ubuntu GUI comes up. I have not face any issue for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric in VirtualBox 4.1.4
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