[ubuntu-uk] 12.10 without updates works

MARTIN DIXON mh.dixon at btinternet.com
Fri May 3 18:33:57 UTC 2013

Thanks for reply Barry, as soon as it was available I made three different attempts to get the 13.04 ISO on to my pendrive and have failed so far - regret I did not document these.  It was an option I was keen to persue, but time is a challenge at present so I will recheck  methods and try again.  Any tips?  The dual HD is also an option for the future as I have a dud m/c which I can raid. 

Regards, Martin

 From: Barry Drake <ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com>
To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com 
Sent: Friday, 3 May 2013, 17:29
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] 12.10 without updates works

On 03/05/13 16:52, MARTIN DIXON wrote:
> Having become complacent and not having done an immediately preceding backup I panicked and may have altered some basic settuings  So to try a clean start I obtained the 12.04 and 12.10 discs.  I have trialled various combinations and have found the only successful system is to erase the HD and reinstall 12.10 with no updates.

As we are now on 13.04 with a couple of updates, and as 13.04 seems slightly slicker and more stable already than was 12.10, I'm surprised you have not yet tried the current distro!  Generally - because of their history of use - a distribution upgrade often seems to give problems that a fresh install of the new distro is often better, quicker and simpler!  Others may disagree, but personally, I work on two hard-drives, one with the current distro and one with the next (testing) version.  During the next few days, I will install 13.10 Saucy Salamander from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ and start using it as dual boot with Raring Ringtail as the second option.

Kind regards,        Barry.

-- Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.

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