Ok, I used to run Dapper Drake (6.06 was it?) On my old desktop computer (just a bits and pieces thing I put together) and my old Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop without any real issues, although due to not knowing everything I need to, there was a couple things I never got working.
Anyway, Last year sometime I upgraded my computer to my current laptop, an Inspiron 1420 (1.5MHz dual core, 2gb RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 256MB, etc.) but as the Ubuntu Dell's are not available in Australia to my knowledge, I went with the Windows Vista one, thinking it would be worth looking at.
Now, I don't mind Windows Vista, but thought I would go and give Ubuntu another try, just cos I like it. But don't wanna start from scratch unless I can't get it to work. I went to install it with a Desktop CD, and it would not allow me to start it up, so after reading the forums for a little bit, I tried the alternative Install CD still to no avail. The first part seems to go smoothly enough, but once it starts trying to retrieve the packages I run into problems and it can't find any of them. I can't remember the names of them all, but it is very early in the install process, and first one is console_<something I can't remember right now>
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has any idea how to handle this. It would be greatly appreciated.