Testing

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== Lubuntu Natty 11.04 Alpha 3 Released == == Lubuntu Natty 11.04 Beta 1 Released ==
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 * [[https://lists.launchpad.net/lubuntu-desktop/msg03534.html | Announcement email with feature list]]  * [[https://lists.launchpad.net/lubuntu-desktop/msg03691.html | Announcement email with feature list]]
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You can download from either direct download links below. You can download from either direct download links below. But we would prefer it if you used the torrent.
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 * [[http://phillw.net/lubuntu-natty-alpha3.iso | Direct Download]]  * [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso.torrent | Torrent Download]]
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 * [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~stlsaint/lubuntu-natty-alpha3.iso | Direct Download]]  * [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso | Direct Download]]
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 * [[http://phillw.net/lubuntu-natty-alpha3.iso.md5 | md5 Checksum]]  * [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt | MD5 Checksum]]
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 * By using [[http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/|32 Bit minimal]] or [[http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/|64 Bit minimal]]. You can add the '''lubuntu-desktop''' package, or the '''lubuntu-core''' package. [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/MinimalInstall|Minimal Install Instructions]] is where to get further deatils, along with a work-around for the "Unmanaged connection" bug.  * By using [[http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/|32 Bit minimal]] or [[http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/|64 Bit minimal]]. You can add the '''lubuntu-desktop''' package, or the '''lubuntu-core''' package. [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/MinimalInstall|Minimal Install Instructions]] is where to get further details, along with a work-around for the "Unmanaged connection" bug.
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 * In Install-only mode, the panel appear in the middle of the screen : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/684802  * In Install-only mode, the panel appear in the middle of the screen : [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/684802|ubiquity bug 684802]]
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 * Missing packages for modem management
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ls -l lubuntu-natty-alpha3.iso ls -l lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso
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md5sum lubuntu-natty-alpha3.iso md5sum lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso
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 * It should report back '''9efd5fa5b7d1c576c12a3cb5768c4426''' If it does not, the download is corrupt.  * It should report back '''22566c6f31114e6063bcd34afa2bac7c''' If it does not, the download is corrupt.
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 * Again you need to have it report back '''9efd5fa5b7d1c576c12a3cb5768c4426''' Any other result means that the cd has not burned correctly.  * Again you need to have it report back '''22566c6f31114e6063bcd34afa2bac7c''' Any other result means that the cd has not burned correctly.

Testing Lubuntu

The third alpha of the 11.04 series is out in the wild for testing. As with all alphas and non-stable betas they are not suitable for a production environment, please take the time to read Common Questions for Testing

Ubiquity (the installer) will ask you for keyboard configuration. Be sure to say No, so you will be able to configure properly your keyboard and select your layout. Otherwise, you may not be able to use your keyboard after the reboot.

It is recommended that you join the lubuntu mailing list so as to keep abreast of changes. As always, please try to use the torrent download & be a part of it. Torrent Download shares the work between several computers and should be much faster.

Lubuntu Natty 11.04 Beta 1 Released

You can download from either direct download links below. But we would prefer it if you used the torrent.

Minimal Installation and 64 Bit

General Testing

  • During the release cycle, things will get broken. You can really reduce these occurrences by taking the time to read Partial Upgrades.

ppa-purge

  • During the testing phase you may be asked via the mailing list to help test things by adding a test ppa. Sometimes it does not go too well and you need to reverse the changes. A great tool for this is ppa-purge. I'd advise that you install this before you need it.

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

Usage is quite simple,

sudo ppa-purge ppa:Name_of_ppa 

e.g., if the ppa is test/ppa the command would be

sudo ppa-purge ppa:test/ppa

Known Issues

  • In Install-only mode, the panel appear in the middle of the screen : ubiquity bug 684802

  • Start menu of the Live-CD is not correctly translated.
  • Installer doesn't install correct restricted packages.
  • Missing packages for modem management

Manual test of iso and cd

  • Using LXTerminal navigate to the directory with the iso file in it and issue

ls -l lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso
  • It should report back a file size of 695654400, provided it does you can then proceed to run the md5check sum over it

md5sum lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso 
  • It should report back 22566c6f31114e6063bcd34afa2bac7c If it does not, the download is corrupt.

  • After confirming that the file has downloaded okay, you can then burn the cd (help on this can be found at Burning an ISO, there is a screen cast for using xfburn at Burning CDs/DVDs (using XFBurn)). Always burn at a slow speed (4X, or slower). Using LXTerminal issue

dd if=/dev/cdrom bs=2048 count=339675 |md5sum 

  • Again you need to have it report back 22566c6f31114e6063bcd34afa2bac7c Any other result means that the cd has not burned correctly.

Reporting bugs

Specific Testing

QA tests

You can do more specific tests, like ones done for the Ubuntu ISO : http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/test/5090

You can also test specific programs :

Performance tests

You can test the performance with the following programs :

  • gtkperf : Test the performance of the gtk theme.
  • phoronix-test-suite: General benchmarks and tests suit.
  • bootchart: Test boot process.

Lubuntu/Testing (last edited 2018-01-15 04:06:43 by tsimonq2)