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    Ubuntu GNOME Remix developer snapshot

    Yesterday Jeremy Bicha made the first alpha Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 images available via torrent:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/ReleaseNotes

    The MD5SUM's are here:

    http://people.ubuntu.com/~jbicha/gnomebuntu/MD5SUMS

    Remember:

    The Quantal Quetzal Alpha Release of Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 is a developer snapshot to give you a very early glance at the next version of Ubuntu GNOME Remix.
    I thought it'd be helpful to have a thread specifically dedicated to testing these images, have fun

    Update: Jeremy posted some notes here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...6&postcount=53

    Among those is a link to the new mailing list:

    https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-gnome/

    I suspect that newer versions of the GNOME Remix images will be announced there

    Update #2:

    Something worth taking note of at the mailing list:

    https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-gnome/msg00002.html

    It's a bit tricky to install the Ubuntu Gnome Remix 20120902, but not
    impossible.
    Here is how I did:

    - Boot the live CD / USB into a live session
    - Launch a Terminal and use the following commands:
    - sudo apt-get update
    - sudo apt-get upgrade ubiquity

    Now you can proceed with your installation routine.

    If you, like me, use the manual partitioner, please be sure you install the
    boot loader on your hard drive (sda) , ubiquity likes to install it to your
    USB-drive, a known bug:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ty/+bug/987418
    New Info

    Kansasnoob, asked me to edit this post, but I'll just add his new info here:

    Jeremy Bicha recently announced ongoing development of Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 which will hopefully become an official Ubuntu flavor at some point in time.

    The project is currently at Alpha 2 for the Quantal cycle:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/...2FReleaseNotes

    And there is a mailing list that I strongly suggest subscribing to if you're interested in the project:

    https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-gnome/

    And maybe since the release notes don't include md5sum's we should include a link to this post:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...4&postcount=82
    Last edited by cariboo907; September 15th, 2012 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME Remix developer snapshot

    Thanks for the links.
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    I decided to give it a try. No go. First of all, I had to boot the installer with the nomodeset option to get it to boot intelligibly. The first couple of screens were more or less the usual. When it got to the screen to select where to install, nothing really worked. If I picked “something else” the way I usually do, the partitioner just crashed. If I picked “install alongside Windows”, and then went to select the drive to install on, everything froze. So that’s as far as I got – I’ll try again next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    I decided to give it a try. No go. First of all, I had to boot the installer with the nomodeset option to get it to boot intelligibly. The first couple of screens were more or less the usual. When it got to the screen to select where to install, nothing really worked. If I picked “something else” the way I usually do, the partitioner just crashed. If I picked “install alongside Windows”, and then went to select the drive to install on, everything froze. So that’s as far as I got – I’ll try again next time.
    There is no doubt since this is based solely on the Ubuntu repos that any bug that exists in Ubuntu will also exist in this

    And I don't expect Quantal Beta 1 to be anywhere near stable

    The last image I had work even half-way decent was August 15th. But I've seen the devs pull off some truly impossible stuff in the past

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    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    There is no doubt since this is based solely on the Ubuntu repos that any bug that exists in Ubuntu will also exist in this

    And I don't expect Quantal Beta 1 to be anywhere near stable

    The last image I had work even half-way decent was August 15th. But I've seen the devs pull off some truly impossible stuff in the past
    It HAS been sometimes amazing how things come together at the last minute!

    I thought there was a workaround for the partitioner crash (this behavior is nothing new), but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. Oh well!

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    We'll see about that that.. (in regards to the live iso's
    Last night was actually able to once get the GNOME Remix to boot to the live session without nomodeset (going adv. options > enter > enter

    Today back to garbage screens unless using nomodeset. The issue with nomodeset here is it goes to a fallback live session & the installer fails.
    These problems are also seen on the the Ubuntu live images since Aug. 15 -17 on a decent amount of hardware (nvidia here), the current Ubuntu position seems to be -
    use nomodeset or don't use 12.10

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    Today must be one of my lucky days. I actually got into into the system in a VM, loaded FF and TB and a few other necessities. Couple of stumbling blocks along the way (which were noted in Launchpad). Hope these somehow get to Jeremy - right now he's probably the only one who'd be looking at this version's problems. Would be nice to settle on a name so that there could be a version to report against...

    I too am a bit nervous about the readiness of QQBeta1. 4 builds during the same 24-hour period this close to release makes me a bit queasy.
    /Guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    It HAS been sometimes amazing how things come together at the last minute!

    I thought there was a workaround for the partitioner crash (this behavior is nothing new), but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. Oh well!

    The workaround I used for Precise was that I had to boot into live, then I had to choose the Installer from the Unity sidebar panel for it to install correctly . Is there a live option for gnome?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ventrical View Post
    Is there a live option for gnome?
    Yes. Before building a VDI, it's a good way to find out whether there's even a snowball's chance of things working.
    /Guy

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME Remix developer snapshot

    Quote Originally Posted by ventrical View Post
    The workaround I used for Precise was that I had to boot into live, then I had to choose the Installer from the Unity sidebar panel for it to install correctly . Is there a live option for gnome?
    Ah yes, I vaguely remembered something like that, so I tried something similar. The problem is, the only way I can boot to the live desktop (or straight to the installer) is by using the modeset option. That forces Gnome into a fallback session. I found the installer in the application menus, but it didn't work from there, either.

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