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

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Apr 6 10:52:44 UTC 2013

On 06/04/13 21:00, Colin Law wrote:
> 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.

OK, I have taken very careful, meticulous and detailed notes when doing 
what you requested. And these copious notes are:

1. I insert in the DVDRW device the Alternate 12.04.2 DVD [a.k.a CD] and 
boot the system;

2. the computer boots into the system on the DVD, and, using the 
keyboard[#] up/down keys, I select the Install option;

3. on the screen - ie the monitor screen (I must mention this for those 
who are pedants and who may think that I am speaking about the car's 
windscreen) - appears a list of languages and the English language is 
highlighted as the default language to use for the installation;

4. the system is frozen. The only responsive parts to any stimulation at 
this point are my arms, legs, eyes, and a few other personal dangly bits 
- but Alternate 12.04.2 is locked solid.

[#] Lest there be questions re this, the k/board and mouse are Logitech 
'Wave' wireless combo - with freshly recharged VARTA brand AA 
rechargeable batteries. And the current ambient temperature in the room 
is 23C - just in case any one wants to know.


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