Upgrading Lucid Lynx to Maverick Meerkat

Upgrading Ubuntu to Maverick Meerkat

Wow new Ubuntu, as said on the site perfect Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) is now out :D. I could not resist myself from upgrading to it even I am using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on Macbook Pro 7.1. I am upgrading specially to know whether it also works fine on Macbook.

Upgrading Ubuntu is always easy and fun. All you know that. However, if there are someone who does not know it, here it is. Just run the following command from terminal when you are online:

sudo update-manager -d

Then it should automatically detect that a new version is available. Just click on Upgrade button (show on the image above) when it appears. Follow instructions on screen and then sit relax while it is upgrading for you. However, carefully notice the alert (before main phase starts) it provides which includes the packages are going not to be supported anymore, packages that are going to be deleted etc.

Enjoy and pray for me so that it works fine on Macbook :P. I will write detail experience with it later.

Read/Write on Mac OSx partition from Ubuntu

After dual booting with Ubuntu and Mac OS, I could not write on Mac OS partition. However, I must have to find a way to do that as I will move certain things to ext3 partitions to be seamlessly usable by Ubuntu.

While reading online, somewhere I have read that I will need to disable journaling in Mac OS partition to mount it on Ubuntu with writing permission. I wanted to do the same but I saw the Enable/Disable Journaling button is not enabled in Disk Utility. So, after searching I found a command to do that from command line. It is simple.

# diskutil disableJournal /Volumes/Macintosh HD

That’s it. It disabled journaling on that partition. Later on Ubuntu I mounted the drive and I could write on it.

More Info:

Mounting the partition on Ubuntu

sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda2 /media/mac

I’ve installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro 7.1

Well, since buying the Macbook Pro, I was trying to install my most favorite operating system (Ubuntu/LinuxMint). I have failed with LinuxMint and other Ubuntu. However, this manual helped meto get Ubuntu Lucid Lynx installed on my Macbook Pro.

Before installation, I run Ubuntu live. After I’ve confirmed that basic things are working, I have started installation process. The installation was seamless though I was worried about the boot loader. Because I already have rEFIt installed. So, I was not sure if grub will overwrite it or not but it didn’t!. However, I am still wondering, as grub is loaded after I select Linux from rEFIt, will it work if I remove rEFIt? The grub is showing both Ubuntu and Mac Os. Continue reading →