How To Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 To 10.04 with NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Graphic Card

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I have using Ubuntu desktop more then 3 years. Thire is no problem for me to install bual boot ubuntu 9.10 and windows XP sp3 & Vista.

When Ubuntu10.04 was released I upgrade Ubuntu9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04. when upgrade is completed the system will ask for restart. When i restart display was not comming be cause of my NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Graphic Card. As this card supports only windows Vista and XP .

Ubuntu is a free and open source software and so it will not support NVIDIA Graphic card. This is where the problem lies

To solve this problem i have done this method.

In my home at present i am using dual boot ubuntu10.04 and windows XP sp3 with NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Graphic Card

I shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 9.10 desktop to Ubuntu 10.04.

Start the Update Manager (System > Administration > Update Manager):

The Update Manager should show that a new distribution release (10.04 LTS) is available. Click the Upgrade button to start the distribution upgrade:

A window with the release notes for 10.04 comes up. Click Upgrade again:

The upgrade tool is now being downloaded.

Afterwards, type in your password:

The upgrade is being prepared:

You might see a note that support for some applications ended. Click Close:

Click Start Upgrade to finally begin with the upgrade process:

The upgrade packages are now being downloaded...

... and installed. This can take some time, so please be patient.

At the end of the upgrade process, you should remove obsolete packages:

The system needs to be rebooted to complete the upgrade, therefore click Restart Now:

when system start a box will open with five options that is

ubuntu with Linux x.x.xx.xx generic

ubuntu with Linux x.x.xx.xx generic(Recovery mode)

Memory test (memtest xx+)

memory (memtest xx+, serial console xxxxxx)

microsoft windows xp professional (on/ext/sda1)

go to 2nd option (ubuntu with Linux x.x.xx.xx generic(Recovery mode) and press enter after

entering a few seconds later it will ask to enter once again press enter now

after enter you will see Recovery menu box will open with six options

resume resume normal boot

clean Try to make free space

dpkg repair broken packages

failsafex Run infailsafe graphic mode

grub update grub boot

netroot loader drop to root shell prompt with networking

now go to 5th option(grub update grub boot) press enter and later go to 4th option

now go to 4th option (failsafex Run infailsafe graphic mode ) press enter

now it will open your new ubuntu 10.04 after open your system you have right click on desktop

it will open one window in that goto change desktop back ground option

and now you have to go visual effects

you will find 3 options goto 2nd option that is ( Normal: provides improved usability and good

balance between attractiveness and moderate performance requirements). It will take update of your

graphic card through internet (inter net connection shoud open on your system) after downloding

update system will ask for restart you shoud restrat your system

after restarting system once again your have to go system/administrator now you will see 16

(sixteen) option in that one is new that is NVIDIA Xserver setting

open NVIDIA Xserver setting now after open you have to go

xserver display congiguration you will see model and resolution size (1024X768)

in this way i have installed ubunt 10.04with NVIDIA GE force FX 5500 graphic card.

Do samething and enjoy now

Allu John Sudhakar
System/Network Administrator
UCE,OU Osmania University

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