Well I know that it's a little early to be doing this (if I'm to be concerned about maintaining a stable system!) However I have decided to update my Desktop and two servers to Lucid. both the servers have updated painlessly without any hiccups! however my desktop has been a different story…
Due to having only 2x 160Gb IDE drives, I've choesen to set these up in software RAID0 so I get the advantage of quicker read/write to the drives and also to span the two drive as one. I'm aware of the dangers should one drive fail I'm left with a broken system! but that's a risk I'm prepared to take.
I'm attempting to install Lucid from the Alternative Install ISO, but twice it has given me an error when it comes to installing GRUB2. From what I can tell the issue seems to be that the installer is either attempting to install GRUB2 on the RAID array as the separate partition I have setup for /boot (using Ext2) was ignored thus no "/boot" partition to install to!
So I'm now attempting (for the 3rd time!) things just a little differently, and I'm still awaiting the result… Arghh… this has FAILED too… Ok time to look into this a little more deeper and try to ascertain what isn't working and why!
Hmm… Sidux is starting to look like a nice alternate at this stage! 😐