Following the Karmic Koala's joyful reception three weeks ago, sentiments toward the cute marsupial have become distinctly less enthusiastic in recent days -- at least for some(including me).
I was very excited about the relase of ubuntu 9.10. I expected it to compete with windows 7 in performance and GUI. I downloaded and installed it on the very day it was realesed. I had problem no 2. (look below) while installing. But i installed again using wubi and every thing looked fine untill problem 1. (look below) occured. I tried many things nothing fixed the problem. And i installed ubuntu again and after two days grub screwed up agiain.
I have used every version ubuntu from version 7.04(Feisty Fawn). But i never had such a terrible experiance with ubuntu. Why did i installed ububtu 9.10? I should have stuck with 9.04.
I've never been pissed off with Ubuntu before, 9.10 = headache
After trying many thing unsuccessfully i uninstalled ubuntu 9.10 with a realization that Windows 7 is a indeed great os and it will take years for linux operating systems to reach anywhere near win 7.
According to a recent article on TheRegister it seems that people who have installed Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) are experiencing a wide-range of issues, figures suggest that only 10 percent of people who have installed the latest version have gone completely smoothly, however a fifth of all installations are said to have resulted in “unfixable issues”.
Here are some issues with Ubuntu 9.10
1. GRUB 2 Sucks
Ubuntu 9.10 uses GRUB2 boot loader which is very complicated compared to very simple GRUB1. GRUB2 is causing problems especially to those who installed ubuntu within windows (wubi). For those who installed wubi without any warning instead of grub boot loader the grub command line appears (It happened to me thrice). This happends when you run ubuntu upgrade (So if you upgrade ubuntu you sucks)Look here and Here.Then the only possible solution is to reinstall ubuntu or manually enter the commands for booting at the grub command line every time we boot(which is very frustrating). Cannonical should have sticked with grub1 with ext4 file support. (They used grub2 because the creaters of the grub was not redy to add support for ext4 file system in grub1)
2. Installation hangs
If you are installing ubuntu 9.10 while your nettwork is on, beware! the installation may stuck at 80%. (it also happened to me).Look Here
3. 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade head ache
More than a fifth of people upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 have reported issues they can't fix, according to an Ubuntuforums.org pollhere. Only around 10 per cent of those upgrading or installing reported a completely flawless experience. Look here.
4.A bug has now being filed in Ubuntu forums on how Ubuntu 9.10 breaks graphics drivers and X, preventing log in or startx.
currently from what we can see Ubuntu have not officially addressed the issues with the release, therefore we cannot help you yet, our best advice is to avoid the OS verison for the time being.
What do you think Ubuntu should do about the problems? Do you think their support has been adequate?
Edited by theapu, 22 November 2009 - 11:28 AM.