March 23rd, 2007 by Keith

Ubuntu 7.04 Beta Fiesty Fawn Released

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After a few months of hard work, the Ubuntu team is now ready to roll out Ubuntu 7.04 next month. However, before that, a beta release is made available.

Ubuntu 7.04 is the most user-friendly Ubuntu operating system to date and includes a ground-breaking Windows migration assistant, excellent wireless networking support and improved multimedia support.

In the Ubuntu 7.04 server edition, the operating system adds support for hardware facilities that speed up the use of virtual machines as well as other improved hardware support, making it an excellent choice as a web, database, file and print server, the fastest growing area of Linux server use.

Despite this being a Beta version, and almost approaching to final release, there are still some known issues.

  1. * Resizing ext2/ext3 file systems may fail unless a full file system check has just been run. To work around this, run ‘e2fsck -f DEVICE’ (where DEVICE is the name of the device in question, such as /dev/sda1) and retry the resize operation after that completes. When using the desktop CD, you can run this from a terminal window; when using the alternate install CD, you can press Alt-F2 to get to a terminal, and Alt-F1 to return to the installer.
  2. * Systems with JMicron IDE(PATA) chipsets may experience a crash on boot. This was not fixed in time for beta release, but a planned kernel upload just after release will rectify the problem. A work around has not been tested, but would involve blacklisting the `generic` kernel module.

However, it looks promising as Ubuntu sets to break new grounds again. To obtain a copy of Ubuntu 7.04 Beta, access the link below and choose the mirror that is closest to you.

Download Link
Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn 7.04 Beta

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