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Joli OS 1.0 to 1.1 Upgrade Guide

Jolicloud Team
posted this on December 13, 2010 19:48


Note: Joli OS 1.2 has been release (more details)! If you're still running the 1.0 you need to upgrade to 1.1 first.


Welcome to the Joli OS 1.1 Upgrade Guide. This page will help you through the process of upgrading to Joli OS 1.1. This upgrade will enable you to get all the benefits of Joli OS 1.1 in just one click without having to reinstall your system.


  1. Make your Joli OS 1.0 up-to-date
  2. Upgrade to Joli OS 1.1
  3. Enjoy Joli OS 1.1
  4. Additional notes
  5. Troubleshooting


1. Make your Joli OS 1.0 up-to-date

In order to install Joli OS 1.1, you need to make sure your Joli OS 1.0 is up-to-date. If you have the update notifier on your Jolicloud desktop, it means you need to launch these updates first thing before actually being able to upgrade to Joli OS 1.1. Otherwise, you can skip to the next section of this guide.



Once the updates are performed, you can restart your session or press F5 to refresh your Jolicloud desktop.
You can learn more about the updates on the dedicated guide on this Help Center.

Once the updates are performed, you can restart your session or press F5 to refresh your Jolicloud desktop.

You can learn more about the updates on the dedicated guide on this Help Center.


2. Upgrade to Joli OS 1.1

When your computer is ready for the Joli OS 1.1 upgrade, the dialog below will automatically appear on your desktop.



Please check the following before upgrading:

  • Internet: You must be online via Wifi or Ethernet. Updating in 3G is possible but not recommended given 600MB of updates need to be downloaded.
  • Power: If you’re not using a desktop computer, you need to plug the power adapter. Updating on battery is allowed but strongly not recommended as your computer must not shut down during the upgrade process.
  • Space: You need at least 1GB of free space on your hard drive in order to upgrade.


If the checks above are correct, you should see green ticks for all the three components.

When ready, just click on the 'Upgrade' button to start the process which should take approximately 1h30.



During the whole upgrade process, you will see the following screens successively. You don’t have to do anything, so you can go out see a movie.





3. Enjoy Joli OS 1.1

When the upgrade is complete, your computer will restart and the boot screen will indicate that you are now running Joli OS 1.1.



The new features, such as Local Apps and Local Settings, will now be totally functional. You should also notice refreshed icons above your Jolicloud desktop.


4. Additional notes

Please note the Asus Eee PC T91 touchscreen support is not included yet, and the GMA 500 video card is not fully supported yet (local video playback, fullscreen Flash video playback and hibernation are not working). We are actively working on some updates coming out very soon to fix these issues.


5. Troubleshooting

If you lose the Internet connection or your computer shuts down when you're downloading the updates, no worries, just restart the session, the Jolicloud desktop will prompt you again to perform the upgrade and the program will resume the download.

If despite our warning, you let your computer shut down while installing updates, it may be in an unstable state. Start your computer again and if it doesn’t work properly, press CtrlAlt + F2, login and try entering the following command lines:

  1. sudo dpkg --configure -a
  2. sudo apt-get -f -y install
  3. sudo reboot

If the problem persists, please reinstall Joli OS. If you need to back up your files, check this topic.

For any other inquiries, please submit a new request and provide as much detail as you can, including the log file of the upgrader:

  1. Open the files browser
  2. Go to 'File System'
  3. Get /var/log/jolicloud-upgrader.log



We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

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