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

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Apr 1 13:20:43 UTC 2013

On 1 April 2013 13:47, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
> On 01/04/13 23:21, Colin Law wrote:
>> 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 :(
> You are being kind and I thank you for it.
>> 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
>> hardware.
>> That will just have to go down of the list of the great unsolved
>> mysteries of the universe I suppose.
> These mysteries happen from time to time of course but I would have thought
> that this one would have been picked up by now -seeing as how 12.04.2 was
> released, what, way back in April 2012? - which makes me conclude that
> contrary to all the hype about Ubuntu not many people have bothered with
> Ubuntu, or at least with the x86_64 Alternate version.

I can't believe that the alternate installer just doesn't work at all.
 That would surely have been noticed.


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