Archive for April, 2008

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Gutsy Gibbon to Hardy Heron the easy way…

April 27, 2008

This is how I just upgraded from Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 to Hardy Heron 8.04

This is great if you are doing more than 1 Ubuntu install, to save bandwidth.
The other alternative would be to do a clean install, but this I did not want this time….

It was a breeze with everything working 100%.

Upgrading using the alternate CD/DVD

Use this method if the system being upgraded is not connected to the Internet.

1.

Download and burn the alternate installation CD.
2.

Insert it into your CD-ROM drive.
3.

A dialog will be displayed offering you the opportunity to upgrade using that CD.
4.

Follow the on-screen instructions.

If the upgrade dialogue is not displayed for any reason, you may also run the following command using Alt+F2:

gksu “sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade”

Or in Kubuntu run the following command using Alt+F2:

kdesu “sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade”

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ClipX

April 25, 2008

Try it , it is not new but those who love Windows short cuts you will love this..

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Walmer Meltdown

April 25, 2008

See what I mean..

Spare a thought though for the unfortunate folk of Walmer suburb in Port Elizabeth. I wasn’t aware there was a crisis there. It all started when an electricity substation literally “blew up” last Friday and they’ve been without power since.

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PE

April 24, 2008

Well here I sit.

I have relocated my family from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth..Last stop in South Africa for us..

December was a blur, Jan was quiet fun Feb was swell, March was cool April has thus far been a nightmare.

We have been effected by the power station which blew up in Walmer, taking out a lot of homes and making life very difficult.

Even us die hard SA fan’s who are still around some 14 years after the ANC took power are finding it hard to come to terms with.

Having no electricity for 6 day’s now, pisses me off to no end. These flipping clowns running Eskom have SA by the balls and are holding nice and tight….

F&ck you Eskom, and your mother and your load shedding, you can stick it right up your ass.

I am going to do everything I possibly can not to rely on your services which like I say I have had none for the past 6 day’s.

Eskom employees should have had to open their homes to the families who have suffered without electricity for close on a week now, did they…no cause they have no balls….they are embarrassed to say I work for Ekisskom…I am a clown…I have sinned.

Once I am up and running again I am going to type a real Eskom hate post.