[ubuntu-uk] dig out your old computers...

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 01:21:15 UTC 2012

On 16 March 2012 20:49, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> On 16/03/12 17:52, Liam Proven wrote:
>> I let Brasero do a checksum & it said no errors - but I didn't
>> download the separate MD5sum or whatever it's called, no.
> with old machines and old CD drives, a CD self check (from the boot
> menu) has the advantage of also implicitly checking the drive condition.

Ooh, good point. I'll try that later.

It's running very sweetly now though, installed from the alt-CD. I
left it running BOINC flat out for 4 hours and it's fine. CPU
scheduling is noticeably better than on 11.10, when it kept
oscillating between full load down to idle and back with a cycle time
of ~2sec on both CPUs. With 12.04 it just keeps both CPUs pegged, flat

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