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

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Apr 6 10:00:27 UTC 2013

On 6 April 2013 10:51, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
> 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 state.

You could try it again, it would only take a couple of minutes.


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