Ubuntu - never again - please read

Rob Dawson rob.dawson at helpdesksolutions.com.au
Sun Sep 5 08:43:21 BST 2010

On 05/09/10 14:58, James Takac wrote:
> Hi Terry
> On Sunday 05 September 2010 13:48:51 Terry Brock wrote:
>> I use ubuntu on both of my computers and except for normal hicups I have
>> found it to work every time I think that whoever started this thread has
>> not give th OS and the community a fair go
>> Terry
> Likewise I have 6 pc's with Ubuntu on them. # of them dual booting with 
> windows. 2 of those with Vista and one with win 7. Ubuntu 10.04 on 2 dual 
> boot systems working fine. All OS's have their hiccups. I had similar with xp 
> a few years back. Turned out to be a corrupted download of a service pack at 
> that point and left me having to reinstall xp from scratch. No matter what OS 
> is chosen there will be hicups at some point. Mostly minor ones and the 
> occasional hum dinger. Part of life. It happens
> I'll repeat a Q now for Rob
> Did you verify the checksum after downloading Ubuntu?
> Did you run the media check on the disk b4 trying an install?
> Did you burn the disk at your lowest possible speed?
> Doing a fast burn can result in a disk that wont read well in less sensitive 
> drives
> Not checking the 1st 2 leaves you open to the possibility that either the 
> download was corrupted resulting in a faulty disk. or the burn didn't go as 
> well as should have due an a error at burning time that didn't get picked up 
> or a possible disk error re the cd you burnt to. I've had cd's fail in the 
> past for the above reasons. Maybe the your end?
> As you (Rob) also don't give any specifics it's hard to pin down where your 
> problem is. Thousands of people as far as I know are using 10.04 so your 
> assertions only really relate to a bad experience your end. If had a dist 
> upgrade trash my system years ago but that hasn't soured me. These things do 
> happen on occasion.  Sounds like you're quick to blame Ubuntu but not quick 
> to find out why your prob occurred. It's oft easier to just lay the blame 
> somewhere and then leave it at that. It takes work to actually go in search 
> of the real culprit
> Why not help us to help you. The more you can give us re your situation the 
> better the chance of resolving your prob, e.g. hardware setup, how you burned 
> the disk, did you check the checksum or run the media check b4 installing, 
> how did you go about your install,............. The more info the better. I'm 
> thankful I didn't time a dist upgrade for this morning as the line 
> transformer blew. Had that happened in the middle of the upgrade I'm sure I'd 
> have to install from scratch. My point there is that many things can affect 
> your outcome. Maybe something you didn't notice
> James
Not sure why you are referring to me in your reply James?


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