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    Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Came out last week I believe? I've downloaded the Live CD ISO but not given it a try yet.

    From what I can tell it delivers better WiFi and 3G support, gonna give it a try on my Eee later and see if the wifi will work with the livecd.

    First impressions?
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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Have it downloaded - Might wack it on later. Cant test the Wifi or 3G (Gigabit network in my house )

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    wifi support IS better - installed it on the boss' new laptop a few days ago, and it included drivers for the new Intel WiFi Link 5100 card he had, which wasn't in 8.04

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Ubuntu doesnt like my dvd drive so it wont install for me

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Quote Originally Posted by ace_87 View Post
    Ubuntu doesnt like my dvd drive so it wont install for me
    Could you get someone to do a live usb for you?
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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Wireless cards seem to be far better supported with 8.10! Both my USB and PCI cards were recognised by the LiveCD!!

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    I shall give it a go!

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    I've been using it since it came out, as a live cd. It seems faster and more responsive than 8.04.1 (which didn't display correctly), so much so, that next weekend I'm going to install it properly.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Quote Originally Posted by ace_87 View Post
    Ubuntu doesnt like my dvd drive so it wont install for me
    If you have Windows installed already why not use Wubi?

    http://wubi-installer.org/

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    It's nice, it even supports Bluetooth mice/keyboards without any config-file editing now!

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Quote Originally Posted by ace_87 View Post
    Ubuntu doesnt like my dvd drive so it wont install for me
    It will install, you just have to leave it for awhile and wait for the I/O errors to subside, I'm not sure what's causing that problem but it's a pretty big cockup. If it flat out refuses to install on your system, then the LiveUSB stick approch is a good work around.
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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Yeah, USB Install worked fine for me on my desktop.

    Take care when installing GRUB at the end of the install though, it installs to /dev/sda (or it did with me), but having booted off a USB Flash Drive, /dev/sda wasn't my Hard Disk, but my USB Flash Drive, so I had to boot with it installed, unmount it and then run a grub-install to install GRUB to my HD - worked fine after that though!

    I've been using 8.10 since about 2 weeks before the final release, it's been pretty solid for me, a bit slow to boot - but I'm googling to fix that justnow!
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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Quote Originally Posted by kidzer View Post
    Yeah, USB Install worked fine for me on my desktop.

    Take care when installing GRUB at the end of the install though, it installs to /dev/sda (or it did with me), but having booted off a USB Flash Drive, /dev/sda wasn't my Hard Disk, but my USB Flash Drive, so I had to boot with it installed, unmount it and then run a grub-install to install GRUB to my HD - worked fine after that though!

    I've been using 8.10 since about 2 weeks before the final release, it's been pretty solid for me, a bit slow to boot - but I'm googling to fix that justnow!
    If you boot with any kind of optical media in your cd/dvd drive it will kill boot times because of the aforementioned I/O errors (took as long as 3 or 4 minutes for me when I tested it). I'm sure the Ubuntu devs are working on finding a kernel version or patch which fixes it.
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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Quote Originally Posted by kidzer View Post
    Yeah, USB Install worked fine for me on my desktop.

    Take care when installing GRUB at the end of the install though, it installs to /dev/sda (or it did with me), but having booted off a USB Flash Drive, /dev/sda wasn't my Hard Disk, but my USB Flash Drive, so I had to boot with it installed, unmount it and then run a grub-install to install GRUB to my HD - worked fine after that though!
    Interesting bug, please file it at launchpad.net

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.10 - released

    Will do, I thought it was normal behaviour because the USB Flash Drive was the first storage device detected.

    I'll head over and try and word a decent report!
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