Upgrading my iBook G4 to Ubuntu 11.10 went without a hitch. But as the system rebooted, I ran into a problem:
WARNING boot device may be renamed. Try root=/dev/sda3 Gave up waiting for root device. […]
Now what? The Ubuntu forum got me the answer I was looking for:
lbecause you want to boot Linux
sudo yabootconfig -r /dev/sda3from the command line
Thanks, Internet! <3 :D
There is one strange, tiny problem I do have, however: The trackpad will not work if the laptop boots with an external mouse connected. When I run
sudo trackpad show I get back no trackpad ! Weird, but not really a problem.
Update: For those of you coming here via Google search—if you are wondering how I got Unity to work—I did not. I switched to Xubuntu! Back when I was using Ubuntu 10, I made my switch: From the command line, I ran
sudo tasksel install xubuntu-desktop. then, in order to save disk space, I ran
sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop and
sudo apt-get autoremove. I haven’t tried it in a long time, but upgrading my Ubuntu system still works. Yay!