So I’ve been running the Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3 for the past month. This latest Ubuntu has been far from stable, and I have no idea how they are going to release a stable version within a month.
So gnome 3 just got released, and I wanted to install it on my laptop. I install the PPA and see there the warnings that there is no downgrade path. I figure I could just Unity desktop anyways. However gnome 3 hosed my machine. Apparently, I don’t have hardware acceleration, although I did prior to installing it. Not only did gnome 3 screw up gnome, it screwed up the Unity desktop as well. So I just decided to reinstall Ubuntu from scratch.
The Ubuntu installer is suppose to have a more understandable installer. From this Lifehacker article, you can see the install options.
The first option on my computer says “Erase Natty Narwhal and reinstall.” I choose this option. Notice the 3rd option will wipe everything, which I don’t want since I still want my Windows 7 installed. Good. Should be easy enough, right?
Ubuntu installs fine. I restart and I don’t see the Windows 7 option in grub. I’ll go fix that then. Hmm… Windows partition is gone. Stupid Ubuntu installer used the whole disk rather than just my linux partition. I chose “Erase Natty Narwhal and reinstall,” not “Erase everything.” Why are you deleting my Windows partition?
I hate you, Natty.