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

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Apr 1 12:21:51 UTC 2013

On 1 April 2013 12:44, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
> Colin,
> Sorry if I have shown some shortness or disrespect in my response. I know
> that you are trying to help and I appreciate it.

OK, no problem.

> For my part my response, or responses over the past day or so but especially
> the past several hours have been affected by personal circumstances which I
> don't wish to go into except to say that I am sorry that they have affected
> my behaviour.

I am sure we have all had days like that :(

> What I wrote about trying to use the Alternate version of 12.04.2 is as I
> described: I booted into the CD (DVD in fact as I mentioned) and after
> pressing ENTER against the INSTALL option and then pressing ENTER against
> the default English language on the list of available languages, the whole
> thing simply froze - "never to go again". Pressing all the available keys on
> the keyboard did nothing. The only button on the computer which actually
> made things happen was the RESET button on the computer.

That is strange, particularly as the install from the desktop CD went
ok, so it is apparently not an incompatibility between ubuntu and your

That will just have to go down of the list of the great unsolved
mysteries of the universe I suppose.



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