Feeds

Ubuntu 10.04 triumphs over GRUB bug

Late breaker

The essential guide to IT transformation

Updated Canonical has overcome a late-breaking bug in Lucid Lynx to deliver the next installment of Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu 10.04 was released to the web mid morning Pacific time on Thursday, the day originally scheduled. Final code can now be downloaded for Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop, Server and Netbook editions.

The release came after company chief executive Jane Silber had told The Reg via email the release was not delayed as engineers raced to fix a bug.

"There was a late respin to improve the performance of Ubuntu under a dual boot scenario, but that will not cause a delay in the release," she said.

The bug affected dual-boot users and would not let the other operating system appear in the GRUB menu. It was decided a respin was preferable to having users try to implement their own work-around.

"Installing the available updates and rebooting will fix this issue. However, it was determined the day of the release that this is not an optimal solution for new users or those not connected to the Internet," the Ubuntu Wiki said.

Earlier, it had been had reported that the respin had delayed Thursday's delivery.

The GRUB bug was the second problem found in Ubuntu 10.04 this week. A "major" X-Server memory leakage bug that "causes the computer to get slower and slower over time" was identified Monday and fixed. ®

This article has been updated to announce the delivery of Ubuntu 10.04.

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV
Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
Told to cough up more details as antitrust probe goes deeper
Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit
And at the back of the field, Windows 8.1 is sprinting away from Windows 8
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?