Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Ubuntu Chronicles: The Saga of Amber and Ubuntu

Part 34

I (ok the updates) broke it (my MacAir)! and where's my Jackalope? and Release Party in Raleigh..:)

1st - I found out that my Mac Air had Ubuntu on it. Hmm I think why would pgraner neglect to inform me of this? I've been using it forever and never knew it. Once I figured out it had Ubuntu on it, I wanted to upgrade it to Jaunty.

I used the "update-manager -d" command and thought it worked. Looked like it did, but.... now I only get the the Usplash start-up screen then it dies.

So had to call in pgraner (I really wanted to fix it myself but I couldn't).

well the USB is crippled (can't boot from stick USB on MacAir)
No CD drive or external USB handy...
and can't get to the network..hmmmm

Once it's fixed I'll make sure I write up what happened, and how it got fixed, however, for now...I sigh and just used my Dell. :)


2nd - Now for the last 10 days I've been updating my computer with each cycle of updates and I keep waiting to see a Jackalope appear. Where's my Jackalope? Does anyone one know when it's going to show up? I think part of the charm for me is seeing what artwork the graphic design people will incorporate into the theme for each release. I keep waiting for my notifier (which I had to add back) to pop up with it's orange indicator letting me know, this just might be the update that brings a smile to my face and a Jackalope to my desktop.


3 - Release Party Planned for Jaunty in Downtown Raleigh


What: Jaunty Jackalope Release Party

Where: Flying Saucer http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/raleigh
328 West Morgan Street@Harrington
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-821-PINT (7468)

When: Thursday, April 23, 2009
Time: 6-9pm (however was told we could stay until)

Please RSVP to akgraner [at] gmail [dot] com so I can let the Saucer know if they need rope off more space or not.

Thanks everyone and if your in the area and can make it please do! Hope to see you there...:)