Friday, April 25, 2008

Linux is as ready for mainstream desktops as I am to give birth to a llama

I reinstalled my home desktop with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux.  It is one of a few leading mainstream desktop Linux distributions.  Its supposed to be rock solid and able to be used by anyone.  I used the live CD to flatten my disk and install from scratch.

The whole install goes really well and ends with a nice little dialog that says "You're installation is complete.  Restart your computer to start using Ubuntu."


*black screen*

GRUB Loading stage1.5

GRUB loading, please wait. . .
Error 17

It then has the gall to leave a flashing cursor under the error taunting me to attempt to interact with the computer which is now a space heater.

I'm pretty good at figuring all this crap out and I'll eventually piece together what went wrong, but to be totally honest, this is bull$#!+.  Maybe next upgrade...

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