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Old 07-02-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Hi, I'd like to start by apologising if this is in the wrong place. I have looked, and not found a beginners/install problems place. Meanwhile I discover this glitch goes back at least to 2005. Please help me recover my faith in Debian/Linux.
I'm a 'straight out of the box' user, fail abyssmally to use the command line, find most advice itself incomprehendable - sorry!
Used Ubuntu for a while on my not-so-ancient box (Dual 1.8GHz Aspire), but now with constant upgrade it's getting slow. Ran Lubuntu, but various things don't work. I Like debian, and seek to install with Lubuntu, so have partitioned my HD into four chinks of about 50Gb, Successfully installed my earlier Ubuntu 8.10, but no support or upgrade path, so now trying to replace with Debian 6.05 net install. Have burnt two CD's now. Both boot to the first, startup, install page with the little rocket. Very nice. But no mouse or keyboard. I have also an ATI (?) older keyboard plugged in. No response from that.
All my kit is bog standard and has worked fine with Debian and Ubuntu in the past. Help!
Also, please, someone explain why this slightly fundamental glitch is still present after what ... seven years or more?
thanks, i do love Linux ... in theory.
Tony


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Old 07-02-2012, 03:51 PM
Lisi
 
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On Monday 02 July 2012 12:51:53 greenstar@care4free.net wrote:
> Also, please, someone explain why this slightly fundamental glitch is still
> present after what ... seven years or more?

I have never had this problem, and have used the 6.0.5 netinstall frequently.
Perhaps there is something unusual about your set-up?

Lisi


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Old 07-02-2012, 04:24 PM
Gary Dale
 
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On 02/07/12 07:51 AM, greenstar@care4free.net wrote:

Hi, I'd like to start by apologising if this is in the wrong place. I have looked, and not found a beginners/install problems place. Meanwhile I discover this glitch goes back at least to 2005. Please help me recover my faith in Debian/Linux.
I'm a 'straight out of the box' user, fail abyssmally to use the command line, find most advice itself incomprehendable - sorry!
Used Ubuntu for a while on my not-so-ancient box (Dual 1.8GHz Aspire), but now with constant upgrade it's getting slow. Ran Lubuntu, but various things don't work. I Like debian, and seek to install with Lubuntu, so have partitioned my HD into four chinks of about 50Gb, Successfully installed my earlier Ubuntu 8.10, but no support or upgrade path, so now trying to replace with Debian 6.05 net install. Have burnt two CD's now. Both boot to the first, startup, install page with the little rocket. Very nice. But no mouse or keyboard. I have also an ATI (?) older keyboard plugged in. No response from that.
All my kit is bog standard and has worked fine with Debian and Ubuntu in the past. Help!
Also, please, someone explain why this slightly fundamental glitch is still present after what ... seven years or more?
thanks, i do love Linux ... in theory.
Tony
Are you sure your install CD is good? Did you check the .iso against the
MD5 checksum?


Upgrading Ubuntu is a little painful. You really need to commit to
either upgrading every six months for the regular releases or every
other year for the LTS release. However, you may have some luck editing
/etc/apt/sources.list, replacing the 8.10 code name with the current
(precise) one, then doing:

sudo bash
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade


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