I just installed Ubuntu 9.04 inside a VmWare image. Ubuntu Linux was released today april 23rd.
Then I got a copy of the Lotus Notes 8.5 Debian installer for Ubuntu, untarred the package and installed just the Lotus Notes package:
sudo dpkg -i ibmlotusnotes-8.5.i586.deb
No problems execept for the fonts. Nothing new there. Some of the fonts are just not looking good because they are not installed as part of the Ubuntu standard installation.
I then installed these two packages using the Synaptic Package Manager:
And that was it. Works just fine.
I used ext3 for the file system, not ext4. Chicken, I know.
This blog entry is getting written from the new installation. My Laptop will be next.
Update... I just did a new install - also inside a VmWare image. This time with ext4. Notes 8.5 works just fine there too. I can't say if performance is any better in this image though.