okt 6 2011

Moving to Oneironhide

Yesterday I moved from Natty to Oneiric. I know that some users are already running Ironhide on Oneiric, but was still a little excited to how easy/hard the process would be.

It turned out to be an pretty easy job.. but still not without problems.. those problem where not caused by ironhide though, but by a change to udev, or rather to the folder structure of /var/run..

The /var/run directory has been moved to /run and /var/lock to /run/lock.. Either the Ubuntu people forgot this in their update scripts, or something didn’t go as planned.

When rebooting after the upgrade, I was stuck at the Ubuntu splash-screen. It took me a while to figure out what was wrong.. but here’s a quick howto.. I guess you could do this before rebooting.. but else reboot in recovery mode afterwards (holding Shift to get into the Grub boot menu) and select remount the root partition. After that, drop to a command prompt.

mkdir -p /run/lock
mv /var/run/* /run/
mv /var/lock/* /run/lock/
rm -rf “/var/run”
rm -rf “/var/lock”
ln -s /run /var/run
ln -s /run/lock /var/lock


After that I had to re-add the ironhide ppa:

apt-add-repository ppa:mj-casalogic/ironhide

and rerun ironhide-configuration, to get graphics running…

Everything else seems to work fine…