[Nottingham] Ubuntu Alternate install (Was: [Talk] *TODAY* Wednesday 02/03/2011 btrfs: A Better File System? Or a COW?)

Sergiusz Pawlowicz sergiusz at pawlowicz.name
Tue Mar 8 22:23:56 UTC 2011

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 23:05, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> Jason,
>> Has anyone have a copy of the Ubuntu Desktop 64-bit alternate CD they know
>> works?  I've burnt three copies and they all hang at the "Installing the
>> base system" step, 73% progress and the message "Updating list of available
>> packages".
> Strange... And 64-bits?... Why the 'alternate' install for that?
> The only Ubuntu alternate installs I've ever had to do was for old
> 32-bit i586 PCs (no i686 CMOV instruction).

it is absolutely not true, there is a lot of scenarios when you need
alternate, e.g. encrypting a drive or more advanced arrays. i ALWAYS
use it.


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