Upgrading from ubuntu 8.10. Is it possible?

  • contractcooker
Posted: Tue, 02/24/2009 - 02:56
I've been having a horrible time installing 64Studio on my MacBook Pro. So I'm trying to think outside the box and get this problem solved. This is what i've come up with: I can't get 64studio to install for the life of me but ubuntu installs without a hitch. I was thinking that since 64Studio 3.0 will be based on ubuntu that there might be a way to "upgrade" ubuntu to 64studio. Anyone have thoughts about this? Is it a good idea? If it is possible how would I accomplish it. thanks tb

minimal server

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 02/24/2009 - 15:07
Hi contractcooker, Read the documentation for the minimal server install well. I was only giving options and choices. There's also lots of good instructions on the ubuntu site & It's good to have a printout in front of you, or a second computer to have documents open. You wont have a desktop until you install X, gnome-core & metacity. Yes I use pdk. It's one of 64studio's hidden gems. Steep learning curve, but worth it. I'm building 64studio with Emacs & Supercollider. Cheers! dave

Thank you for the advice!

  • contractcooker
  • 02/23/09
  • Tue, 02/24/2009 - 14:36
Hey everyone, Thanks for the advice. I think I'll go with all of your recommendations. I'm going to try the minimal server install then upgrade to 64studio. I'm unsure about PDK. Seems like it might be a massive investment of time. Anyone here use it? How hard is it to make a simple distro? thanks

Minimal Server install or pdk

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 02/24/2009 - 12:47
Hi Server Edition: The hardy server install is also a method to consider, minimal installed packages and a great base to build on. You have to install Xorg and your desktop, but there's plenty of howto's and you end up with a really clean base to build your 64studio. As described above. PDK: Also pdk shines here, you can build a small hardy image, install it then install 64studio as described above. Once you get to understand pdk a little you can add the studio packages to the build and install your custom 64studio. I go along with the comments above stick to hardy. Cheers! dave

It is advicable to stick with hardy!

  • rytmisk
  • 02/23/09
  • Tue, 02/24/2009 - 06:59
Hi As Quentin said - do not use intrepid - stay with Hardy. I use some packages from 64studio on my intrepid macbook, but on the music machine I upgraded from a plain hardy. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro Good luck!!

See my post...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 02/24/2009 - 05:20
Yes, it is possible. Install Ubuntu Hardy, add the 64 studio repositories as per the 2.1 to 3.0 upgrade procedure, and install the 64studio package. Also afterwards perform an update. That should get you close... Let us know if there are any further issues By the time 3.0 is released, the installer bugs should be a thing of the past, but we don't want to wait that long, now do we ;-) Cheers, Quentin