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

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Apr 6 09:51:36 UTC 2013

On 04/04/13 00:03, Colin Law wrote:
> On 1 April 2013 05:48, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
>> ...
>> 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.
>> ...
>> 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!
> Can you tell us a bit more detail please?  When it boots first it asks
> for language, then it gives the option of installing, checking the
> image and so on.  On selecting Install it asks for language again,
> then it asks for location.  Is that where it froze?   If so was it
> showing the locations?  That seems a strange place for it to lock up.

After I burnt the DVD I booted it up and, as always, selected the option 
to check the media for any errors. This was done and there were no 
errors - and there was the option to *Continue* which is what I chose to 
do to install 12.04.2.

However, the whole sheebang was frozen. No keyboard key, no mouse 
gesture was able to wake Sleeping Beauty. As I wasn't prepared to do 
what Prince Charming did in the original story to wake Sleeping Beauty I 
pressed instead the Big Red Button.

And when I rebooted and chose the Installation option I *think* that it 
got to the Location part (after the keyboard type part) - but I really 
don't remember, sorry - when again the whole thing went into a petrified 

I am unable to give any more info, like eg dmesg log entries, because 
there is nothing more than this that I can provide - and I don't have 
the facilities to capture the whole process to a video and post it on 
YouTube - which is what some people here seem to require before they 
accept what I have written. If it isn't on YouTube, or Faux News, then, 
to them, it ain't true :-) .


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