10.18.06

LIP 09: Ubuntu: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Posted in Initial Install, Live-cd, Ubuntu at 3:13 am by serge

Moving to a new distro, tonight’s show finds us breaking out Ubuntu, a distro that definitely has got a lot of buzz.

We begin with our first live-cd install and find that Ubuntu Dapper works pretty slick out of the box/cd, that is, compared to Suse or Mandriva. We get X working, sound, and the wireless card all detected via the live cd.

Things get even more interesting when we try to do the install off of the live-cd. First we spend a lot of time trying to get the partition scheme dialed in. (This does buy us some airtime to talk about the origins of the show however). Then we learn that although the proprietary nic is recognized, configuration is a different matter all together. Even more excitement is to be found in the lan connection which seems to have given up the ghost.

Not quite what we expected for our initial date with Ubuntu. But fortunately, this is only show 1 of 4 on this distro.

Oh, and Nelson Mandela makes a guest appearance, so you have to be sure to listen in to catch that.

 
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