DVD downloads?

Jacob Mansfield cyberjacob at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 10:31:21 UTC 2010

ubuntu uses the ext4 file system by default
Jacob Mansfield

On 26 October 2010 11:21, Dave Howorth <dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> I wrote:
> > Given all my uncertainty and the fact that it's Friday afternoon, I'm
> > now inclined to just burn the CD and settle down to read War and Peace
> > this weekend while my home PC downloads all the packages I want.
> I thought I'd entertain you all by letting you know what happened :(
> Last weekend I finally got around to trying to install from the CD but
> failed miserably.
> It got as far as suggesting a disk partition scheme. It proposed putting
> ubuntu alongside a previous opensuse, but I have to say I couldn't
> understand exactly what it was suggesting from the cartoon diagram it
> showed me. So I selected expert in the hope of getting some proper
> textual description of what it was going to do.
> What it was suggesting was obviously wrong for my needs, so I started
> tweaking the scheme but rapidly ran into trouble when I discovered that
> the installer doesn't support LVM!
> What? We're in the 21st century! *EVERY* system should be installed
> using LVM, IMHO. (not for the root partition, I hasten to add)
> Anyway, I googled a bit, discovered the alternate CD, downloaded that
> and burned it and tried again. That was better, at least I got to agree
> with it about what I wanted.
> But then it came to installing software and part way through the
> proceedings it said there was a problem installing the software and I
> could continue or abort. No description of what the problem was; no
> instruction on how to find out; no help button; no helpful URL. Just
> continue or abort. So I aborted.
> So I googled again and I gather that there's some arcane sequence of
> keystrokes that would have taken me to a command line where I could have
> delved in the logs to see the actual error message. Except by then of
> course, I'd aborted so I could boot the known working opensuse system
> with a browser :(
> At that point I just gave up, switched the TV on and opened a bottle of
> wine.
> So now I'm starting to think about it again.
> - I could try again and see if I can figure out what the error is and
> how to fix it.
> - I could burn a DVD and see how that does (the mirrorservice.org
> version to be 10.04 rather than 10.04.1 despite what it says - does
> anybody know whether there is a 10.04.1 version?)
> BTW, thanks to all who suggested them but I'm not interested in 10.10
> and I'm not interested in the standard CDs.
> Cheers, Dave
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