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

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Tue Apr 2 10:18:31 UTC 2013

On 02/04/13 01:10, Colin Law wrote:
> On 1 April 2013 14:52, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
>> On 02/04/13 00:20, Colin Law wrote:
>>> ...
>>> I can't believe that the alternate installer just doesn't work at all.
>>>    That would surely have been noticed.
>>> Colin
>> Exactly what I would have thought and did think.
>> But I can assure you that what I stated is what I experienced. And if you
>> want to know what system I am using then look at the signature line at the
>> end of this message.
> I was not suggesting it did not happen, but that there may be
> something unusual about your system.  No idea what though.  Having not
> tried the alternate install (at least not recently) I will download it
> and have a go.  I presume it was "ubuntu-12.04.2-alternate-amd64.iso"



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AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
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