Proposal to drop Ubuntu alternate CDs for 12.10

Doug McMahon mc631man at
Tue Aug 28 02:18:36 UTC 2012

On 08/27/2012 05:50 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> .
> Do any of you see reasons for not making this change, and dropping the
> alternate CDs?  Are there shortcomings to the proposed fallback solutions
> that we haven't identified here?
Purely from a user/tester perspective a current reason to not remove in 
beta1 is currently for many or most users the live image is completely 
unusable. No live session or install is possible due to total video 
degradation. (quite similar to the lightdm/greeter/nvidia issue in 12.04 
The one exception seen here is when the hdd is devoid of any 
Ubuntu/grub/lightdm installs, only then is any recent image viable. That 
though is not a typical scenario for most.

Maybe this is a well known issue & expected to be resolved, if not then 
removing the alt. installer will prevent many from installing the beta 
or thereabouts if not fixed in the near future.
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