[clug] Re. Ubuntu

Peter Anderson peter.anderson at internode.on.net
Fri Nov 9 04:30:13 GMT 2007


I am clearing my e-mails and saw your post. Probably someone else has 
answered this already but here goes.

There is probably nothing wrong with your CD. The problem as I 
understand is with Ubuntu's implementation of TCP/IP (they are using IP 
6 I think) and during the install the installer is looking for security 
updates and simply gets stuck.

The answer is to install Gutsy with no network connection enabled. The 
install will stop at the 76% point and a dialog will prompt for a 
connection, just cancel it and proceed with the install.

After install you can then connect to servers for updates as normal.

By the way, if you are an Internode customer you can easily select their 
repositories and all downloads from there are not metered - very nice 
thank you Mr Internode.

I have installed both my PCs with the above technique and both work 
fine. Gutsy, on the other hand is no where as robust as &.04 and 
previous versions. There seems to have been a lack of quality control 
with this version. In hind sight, I would have left 7.04 in place and 
waited for 8.04 LTS ext year.


Peter Anderson

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introduction of a new order of things — Niccolo Machiavelli, /The 
Prince/, ch. 6

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