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Jul 21, 2006, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
-- Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Scene 1

Welcome to Edgy Eft Knot-1, which will in time become Ubuntu 6.10.

Pre-releases of Edgy are not encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are however recommended for Ubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.

Knot-1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images that will be released throughout the Edgy development cycle, as images that are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD-build or installer bugs, while representing very current snapshots of Edgy. You can download it here, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu respectively:






United Kingdom, and the rest of the world: (Ubuntu) (Kubuntu)

See for access instructions.

The primary changes from Dapper have been the re-merging of changes from Debian. Common to all variants, we have upgraded the kernel to 2.6.17. In Ubuntu, Gnome has been updated to 2.15.4 and GTK+ to 2.10.

Notable Kubuntu changes are listed on

This is quite an early set of images, so you can expect some bugs. Among them are the following (so you don't need to bother reporting these if you encounter them):

  • Installing to LVM volumes is broken and will fail.
  • When shutting down the live CD, the prompt asking you to press enter to confirm you have removed the CD reads from the wrong terminal. It is at that point safe to press the reset or power button.

If you're interested in following changes as we further develop Edgy, have a look at the edgy-changes list:

We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list if you're interested in following Ubuntu development. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other interesting events.

The Testing area of the wiki suggests various tests that can be performed on Knot CD releases to try to catch bugs far enough before the final release that they can be fixed:

Bug reports should go to Malone:

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