Laptop Upgrade to Nevada b47
By gbrunett on Aug 31, 2006
Well, it has taken me quite a while but I finally have bitten the bullet and started upgrading my laptop to a newer version of Nevada. Given that my laptop is my office, I am always a little hesitant to change things when everything is working smoothly. An honestly, that has been the case for quite some time as is evidenced by the fact that I am still running (dare I say it) build 18!
While I have a number of other systems at home at build 42, I wanted to be able to showcase some of the latest and greatest technology found in the newer builds including (but certainly not limited to): SBD, ZFS, and Trusted Extensions. In fact, I have a number of conference sessions coming up (I will write about those later) where it will be great to highlight this great technology.
I will not go into the gory details, but for those interested, I did follow the usual procedures, namely (1) backup existing content, (2) download and burn the DVD ISO, (3) boot the DVD ISO and do the initial configuration, (4) click install and sit back. Well, that is exactly where I am right now... Sitting back - about 68% through the installation. I have also downloaded the latest essentials for my M2 including: frkit, Nvidia drivers, punchin, pkg_get, and inetmenu. With this and a "quick" download of StarOffice 8, I will be back in business in no time. Well, at 78% complete, I have enough time to go brew some tea, so I will bid you all good night.