This does NOT go towards making a good impression :-(

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon Apr 1 09:27:08 UTC 2013

On 01/04/13 16:01, JD wrote:
> On 03/31/2013 10:48 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> Seeing as how I try and help users here re their problems with 
>> Ubuntu, and seeing as how I did once, long mong ago and in a galaxy 
>> far far away, use Ubuntu for a short period, I thought that I would 
>> install a copy of 12.04 LTS.
>> So, I downloaded a copy of the 86_64 iso but the only version which I 
>> can find is something called 12.04.2. OK, I says to myself so it's 
>> 12.04.2. Pish! No worries! But then I thought that I would refresh my 
>> memory about the installation procedure because something at the back 
>> of my mind niggled me about and "alternate" version which gave one 
>> more options when installing - and I want to install this in a very 
>> special place and have the bootloader in a special place. And so I go 
>> and download 12.04.2 Alternate iso. I burn it to a DVD (a CD is too 
>> small) and I boot this DVD.
>> The first thing I did after booting into 12.04.2 was to check the DVD 
>> for errors. Off it goes and checks itself for errors. There aren't 
>> any. And the message on the screen "tells" me to Continue. I press 
>> every known key to humanity but 12.04.2 just sits there - like 
>> someone turned into stone after looking at Medusa. "OK", I thinks to 
>> meself, "these things can happen so let's just reboot and go for the 
>> jugular - the Install bit".
>> And so I reboot, press ENTER on the preselected English language, the 
>> DVD whirls away and gets to the next screen ------ and the bloody 
>> thing freezes solid again! It just sits there like a stunned mullet!
>> Wot a waste of download quota and time as well as a perfectly good 
>> DVD :-( .
>> Anyway, I thought that getting the copy of the original 12.04 may do 
>> what I want but......guess what? There is no such thing as 12.04 
>> available - only 12.04.2.
>> Now the only thing I can try is to install the "standard" 12.04.2 and 
>> make sure that I am able to put the OS into the correct partition and 
>> the bootloader into the place I want it to go. If I cannot do this 
>> then - well, you know what will happen, right?
>> BC
> Hi Basil,
> take a look at this download page:

Thanks for this, but the files there are only a fraction of what is 
supposed to be on either the Live CD or the Alternate CD.

These files on don't inspire any confidence on what one may 
download as a version 12.04 of Ubuntu.

But, in any case, I've solved the issue.


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