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Never trust a point zero version [Oct. 21st, 2007|12:35 am]
Friggin' Gutsy.

I have a brand new shiny computer. And I tried to do the decent thing by it and my academic career by installing Ubuntu on it (mainly because I don't want to decide I want a product and wait 5 hours for it to compile).

So, I decide that as the new version is out, I'll download it crack out a cd and try it that way. Bad plan. It doesn't boot into any useful state and I just assume that it doesn't like my hardware.

I spend a while playing with other livecds, trying to get myself to a usable state and that fails.

I was about to go to bed all angry and pissed off thinking that we'd just "upgraded" our machine when I'll actually have a lot to do on it this year, and ended up with the Linux equivalent of a dead badger. Now, talking to Daryl, he points out that Gutsy's a bit broken in some ways, so just about as I was about to go to sleep, I decided I was going to try the next lowest version, Feisty. It seems that actually works.

I may yet have Linux on this computer before the weekend is out.

Lesson? Never do 0/1/2-day releases... they may blow up your computer, insult your mother and do unspeakable things to your dead badger.