Life on the Bleeding Edge: Installer Fails in Fedora and Ubuntu
Nov 11, 2009, 21:33 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
"Antique Ignored Ubuntu Bug
"I downloaded the latest Ubuntu Studio, 9.10, in hopes that I
would have a better experience than the last time I tested it.
Which was the first or second release, I don't remember; it was
still a baby then and needing some work. I used the alternate
install DVD, about 1.5GB of multimedia goodness. The alternate
installer is a text installer, which for some reason sends certain
pundits and tech journalists screaming away in terror, but it is
perfectly functional and not difficult at all. It is not
mouse-enabled, but requires knowledge of specific elements of the
keyboard: tab key, spacebar, arrow keys. I suppose these are
completely unknown even to some experienced typists and computer
users, so I try not to judge them too harshly.
"But I digress. The .iso passed the checksum test, and the DVD
passed the disk check. The first speedbump in the installation was
setting up networking. Still no wi-fi configuration in the
installer, even though I always use natively-supported wireless
interfaces. No wi-fi. Really. Is this not 2009 of the 21st century,
the glorious new millennium, the land awash in wi-fi?"