After waiting for a long time. The brand new Ubuntu 9.04 was released at April 23th 2009. It’s codename ‘Jaunty Jackalope’. I think this release is very impressing, because it have a new linux kernel 18.104.22.168 which have more driver database and more efficient.
From my experience, Ubuntu 9.04 boot process is more faster with Ext4 filesystem support which have some advantages in energy use and performance.
All right, now we’ll install the fast Jackalope to Acer Aspire 4520. Here is some stuff that we need :
- Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop i386 LiveCD ISO (download here)
- 1 GB or more flash drive, if you prefer use the USB than the burn the CD one
- A little patience?? just a little, because the install process is reliable fast
- Acer Aspire 4520, :p
- a cup of coffee and meal..
USB Flash Install
In this install i’ve use a little difference procedure, yeah I install the jaunty from the USB flash drive, because my ODD was bad :(. If you don’t want to use this procedure, you may skip this steps.
To make a USB flash drive bootable we’ll “install” our downloaded LiveCD ISO to this. The script run smoothly on a Linux platform of course (I used a Ubuntu Hardy). Place the script in the same directory with the ISO.
Here is the example command to make a Jaunty on USB with this script :
sudo ./isolinux.sh isoname.iso /dev/sdxX
which “isoname.iso” is our downloaded iso name and “sdXx” is our USB flash device.
After a minutes, the live USB are ready to use. Just choose the USB flash as your boot device in BIOS.
The Jaunty Install
Live USB/Live CD comes with same procedure, choose the “Try Ubuntu” and the CD will boot up.
After boot process, the desktop will ready. Click “Install” and follow the following screenshots :
The installation just simple, but don’t forget to change our keyboard layout to “Choose your own” with USA – International (AltGr dead keys) so our Alt Gr will functional.
The screenshot is just for the example, I choose a manual partitioning. But the important is we have to have a Ext4 partition with “/” as a mount point and have a swap device. The other device is depend to your needs. If you have a question about partitioning, just ask me. I’ll help you as I can 😉
Now is the user, boot loader and migrate steps . .just change as you want..and choose restart now to reboot your system and boot the HD to see the change!!
After the LiveCD/USB installation finished, the Jaunty is ready to use!!! Sound works!! Webcam works, install cheese to check it, But wait how about the screen?? my screen resoulution is too big!! and the compiz doesn’t work!!
To enable the nVidia GeForce 7000m Graphic Card, just activate the propietary drivers via :
- System > Administration > Hardware drivers
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-180
choose the “version 180”
We don’t have to install the madwifi driver, because the built-in driver works well, to check this, type `iwconfig` at terminal, then interface will appeared
Thank you, question or comment are welcome . . .
Sorry that i’m just a newbie . . I just want to share 🙂