I had a problem with the "simple" install of Ubuntu
Hoary which I thought was due to me not paying attention to
the partitioning thus not including a swap space.
However I retried the install and paid attention to
what happened. Almost at the end of an otherwise uneventful
install the programme said:
"Ack! something bad happened trying to recover".
Sadly ths was not the case much custard was developed.
I guess this is a (no cay)nown problem but i did not read
about it yet in my limited experience.
I will have a copy of this very soon if anyone is interested and doesn't
want to download it themselves. -- Craig
The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Preview Release of
Ubuntu 5.10 - codenamed "Breezy Badger". The Preview Release
includes both Install CDs and bootable Live CDs for three
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a
fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of
excellent packages installed by default, every other package you can
imagine available from the network, a commitment to security updates
for 18 months after each release and professional technical support
from many companies around the world.
To Get Ubuntu 5.10 Preview
Download Ubuntu 5.10 Preview here (choose the mirror closest to you):
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The final version of Ubuntu 5.10 is expected to be released in
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place your request at the URL below. Remember that these CDs won't
ship until after the final release in October.
About Ubuntu 5.10 Preview
To see it all, you'll need to try the CD, but the highlights
On the Desktop
* GNOME 2.12 -- Very fresh... Released yesterday!!
* OpenOffice.org 2.0 beta 2
* X.org 6.8.2 with wider hardware support
* An enhanced tool for easily installing new applications
(see "Add/Remove Programs" in the System Administration menu)
* A new tool which makes it easy to install support for
multiple languages (Language Selector)
* Editable GNOME menus
* Applications are now linked into the Launchpad infrastructure
(new entries on the Help menus for translation and support)
* Support for writing audio CDs (Serpentine)
* Graphical boot process with progress bar (USplash)
On the Server
* Support for installing directly onto LVM volumes
* Built-in thin client functionality produced in cooperation
with the LTSP project (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ThinClientHowto)
* Simple NFS root setup with automatic hardware detection
* Support for up to 4 gigabytes of RAM by default on 32-bit
* Kernel support for cluster filesystems (OCFS2 and GFS)
Hardware Support Improvements
* Linux 126.96.36.199 with many updated drivers from third parties
* Further enhancements to laptop support (hot keys,
and working suspend/resume on more models)
* HP all-in-one printer/scanner devices are supported out of
* Bluetooth input devices (such as keyboards and mice) are
supported out of the box
* Multiple audio devices are handled more gracefully (and one
can easily select the default device)
* 64-bit PowerPC kernel available
* A new OEM mode to simplify the process of preinstalling
Ubuntu on computers for resale or redistribution
* Automatically makes existing hard drive partitions available
to the desktop
* Simple "dual boot" configuration with automatic resizing of
an existing installed OS
* The second stage of the installation now has a progress bar
"Under the hood"
* GCC 4.0.1
* glibc 2.3.5
* New early userspace infrastructure based on initramfs-tools
* More modular X.org packaging
As always, Ubuntu includes the very best of the 100% FREE / LIBRE
application software world, and each new release incorporates
countless new features and bugfixes from the global development
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Does Debian 3.1 use the usual your uid is your gid standard?? The
useradd tools seem to be creating users with their gid set to
users(100). Is this normal?
Personally I prefer the uid==gid approach that RH uses. Is there a
setting I can change on debian? I'm very new to debian so I have no
idea where to look.
Oliver Jones > Roving Code Warrior > www.deeperdesign.com
I find this fairly interesting.
Basically (and obviously this is my opinion);
National sucks (and I am a Nat supporter)
Labour sucks ever so slightly less
The Greens ROCK
The other responding parties appear clueless (SURPRISE!).
I assume, based on Rodney Hide's fairly passionate views on IT (which
were closely aligned with the Greens views, strangely enough), that ACT
do have a policy, and have simply not submitted it yet. Winston is most
likely too busy digging dirt to be bothered filling out the
I know it's a single issue, and shouldn't really form the basis of any
intelligent persons vote, but I think it is concerning that neither of
our two major parties "get it", and it is left to a party often written
off as hopeless idealists to have the best, most progressive policy on
As per the WLUG charter, please note that there is a WLUG executive
committee meeting one week from today.
If you wish to get an item on the agenda for this meeting, please
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# Minutes from previous meeting
# Matters arising
# Treasurers report
# General business
I am trying to install mythtv on my ubuntu box, but without success, so I need help!
I propose a mythtv installation day/evening, but will require some experts to come and help us novels. Are there any locals willing to help and advise?
Depending on numbers interested I can host this event at my place, plenty of tables, power points, bbq etc
I am thinking of the weekend of the 8th/9th October as that is only a couple of days before my jetstream quota renews itself, so we can blitz the connection and only suffer dial up speeds briefly.
Good lord! Telling him to look on the web when there is a bbq &
broadband on offer... Bloody hell!
I'd take the bbq any day mate. Pity I don't know anything about mythtv.
From: Ian McDonald [mailto:email@example.com]
On 13/09/05, Justin Hyde <ajh28(a)waikato.ac.nz> wrote:
> I am trying to install mythtv on my ubuntu box, but without success,
> so I need help!
I presume you have looked at http://wlug.org.nz/MythTv ?
Current nominations for 2005-2006 committee
General Committee Members:
All WLUG members are encouraged to stand for election onto the WLUG
committee for 2006.
The charter currently specifies the committee as consisting of a President,
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five general committee members.
Because of the relatively large size of the committee compared to the
organisation's membership, the outgoing committee intends to propose a
change to the charter at the AGM. We wish to call for a vote on modifying
Rule 7 to require only three general committee members, not five, and
modifying Rule 6 such that the quorum for committee meetings is four, not
To stand for the committee, please email secretary(a)wlug.org.nz. If you wish
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and I will pass your request on for you. People with uncertain futures (who
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standing for election, but please only stand if you are committed and
prepared to take on a relatively small workload.
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have 90 days to pay.)
I will be out of the office starting 09/09/2005 and will not return until
Hi, thanks for your email. I am away from the office today Friday 9/9,
returning Monday 12/9.
Have a great weekend, Warren.