[clug] upgrade to ubuntu 7.10

Peter Anderson peter.anderson at internode.on.net
Wed Oct 24 03:35:16 GMT 2007


Has anyone else had problems with the Install of "Gutsy"? I downloaded 
both the "Live CD" and "alternate" versions of Ubuntu 7.10 (Internode 
does not count downloads from their mirror against your monthly 
allowance - very nice thank you Mr Internode!) and have had problems 
with *BOTH*. They get to the stage of "Configuring apt" ... "Scanning 
the mirror..." and just hang. When I Googled the previous quotes there 
seems to be lots of people having the same problem. The consensus seems 
to be there is a problem with the install scripts when using ADSL to 
connect to the mirrors but I can't vouch for that.

I find it a major disappointment given how easy previous versions of 
Ubuntu have been to install. I went back to Version 7.04 and it 
installed fine.

Another side issue; I have an aging Canon Laser Shot LBP-1210 which is 
becoming harder and harder to install with each new release of Ubuntu 
and apparently can't be installed with 7.10. Does anyone have any 
recommendations for a good AND relatively cheap laser printer that just 
works with Linux?


Peter Anderson

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conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the 
introduction of a new order of things — Niccolo Machiavelli, /The 
Prince/, ch. 6

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