JP Vossen on 2 May 2011 22:16:35 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Natty Narwhal

Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:39:00 -0400
From: Steve Slaughter<>

I accepted the upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04 (CN: natty narwhal), and
now when I reboot, it hangs right before the splash screen displays.  The
upper 40% of the screen is distorted, and I see no text or any indication of
boot progress.


Other folks have already addresses the questions above, but I thought it might be useful to chime in "for the next time."

My policy, based in part on such posts as [1] is one of the following, depending on the sensitivity of the machine:

1) Upgrade about 1-2 weeks before the official release.
2) Upgrade 3-4 weeks after the release (3-6 weeks or longer if LTS).
3) Use the LTS releases and follow the above.

I have 1 VM and 1 live machine I don't really care about running Natty beta. I'll update them in a week or two. All my other machines run Debian (servers) or Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (workstations, MythTV server).

In pretty much every upgrade cycle, we see a number of corrupted upgrades due to Ubuntu's servers being overrun with early adopters. We would advise you to wait a week or so before doing the online upgrade. There are two advantages to waiting: First, you are less likely to experience a corrupted upgrade; and second, any bugs that were missed in initial testing most likely will be squashed in a week or two.

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