Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Ubuntu Weirdness

A week or so ago I wiped the drive on the test PC I have at my desk and installed Ubuntu 8.04. The install went very smoothly and I haven't run into any issues. Today, I decided to replace the CentOS 5 partition on my lap laptop, a Dell Latitude D600, with Ubuntu.

About 2/3 of the way through the installation, the installer choked with an error indicating that there might be a problem with the CD. So, I rebooted, ejected the CD, used some compressed air to clean the disc and the DVD-ROM drive's laser. I then ran the CD verification app that's an option when you boot the Ubuntu disk. No problems found, so I proceeded with the install.

The same error popped up in about the same place the second time around.

Since the CD is OK I think it may be an Ubuntu issue. So, I'm now downloaded OpenSUSE 10.3 and will give that a try later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you tried Mint linux? Its ubuntu based but quite good unless you need a scanner.