[ubuntu-uk] possible to install ubuntu like gentoo?

Andrew Oakley andrew at aoakley.com
Thu Apr 17 17:44:39 BST 2008

Farran Lee wrote:
> lots of people have had problems with the same motherboard.

I'd call that a fairly massive hint, and other than hard drive failure, 
I'd say we're coming to the end of the list of possibilties.

Update the motherboard BIOS, and if it still won't play, swap it out for 
a spare motherboard and see if that fixes it.

Of course, I'm saying this as someone aged 37 with a shed full of 
obsolete PC spares I can delve through; the only worry being whether the 
mice have eaten/pooed-on anything important (clue: never keep chicken 
food and electronics in the same shed).

If you're 15 and have just bought your first... everything... then 
you're probably going to have to make friends with someone who can lend 
you a spare.

By "spare" I mean "they won't mind if you break it". Do NOT disassemble 
your best mate's very expensive, and only, PC and then discover that 
your PSU subtly fries every motherboard it comes into contact with.

I recommend joining your local Linux User Group and finding someone with 
their own shed full of spares nearby!


Andrew Oakley

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