Like many of my previous attempts, I've set up Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) through Wubi in my laptop to wiggle around a bit. I have found the following links very helpful to set up my system properly and thought to share them in one place.
- Wireless:Unlike Intrepid Ibex (8.10), which for some esoteric reasons, made a mess with the wi-fi settings, wireless netwoking works like a charm in Jaunty. I booted into the new installation, pressed the wi-fi switch of my laptop, opened the wireless connection applet and configured the network by just entering the SSID (if your system is password protected, you'd need to enter that along with choosing the encryption type). After that, I had no problems with wi-fi connection.
The first problem that you will face up after installing the new system is that there is no sound output out of the box. Apparently, they have almost overhauled the sound configuration system from the previous version. Follow this excellent article by UbuntuGeek carefully and you'd be able to set up sound for your system.
- Third-party Applications:
As always, HowToForge has their 'The Perfect Desktop' article for Ubuntu 9.04 that will make your system a complete alternative to Windows with all necessary softwares. Set up the Medibuntu repositories as described in the article and then download your necessary packages through Synaptic Package Manager.
- Resizing Virtual Disk Space:
After installing all my necessary softwares, I found my virtual partition crying for hard disk space. At first I became frustrated but after some Googling, came up with this helpful Lubi Virtual Partition Manager. Download and install this deb package, specify the new virtual partition size and wait for a while as it copies all the stuff from the old virtual disk to the new one. Note that, in your physical hard drive you need free space as much as your new disk size as this will perform a copy instead of a replace operation. After all contents have been copied, log into your Windows system, go inside
:\ubuntu\disk folder, delete/rename root.disk and rename new.disk to root.disk. Now you can enjoy the increased disk space in your Ubuntu system.