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    Arrow any disadvantages to using alternate iso?

    Using the desktop ubuntu iso is giving me problems.

    are there any disadvantages to using the alternate ubuntu iso?

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    Re: any disadvantages to using alternate iso?

    The only difference is the nifty gui for the install, the end result will be the same.

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    Re: any disadvantages to using alternate iso?

    You're likely to have similar problems. But sure, give it a try.

    Or, tell us the problems, and we can start that way.

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    Re: any disadvantages to using alternate iso?

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    are there any disadvantages to using the alternate ubuntu iso?
    Yeah ... You gotta pay attention more, it won't hand hold so much.

    When you accept changes to your system be sure what you are being offered is what you want to do!

    You won't get the You Be Sure, Fool? dialog so much. LOL!

    Remember that you can always back yourself out of a your selection of options, before you accept the offered changes.

    Quite honestly, it is my preferred installation system. I have more control, just takes some getting used to re:navigating etc.
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    Re: any disadvantages to using alternate iso?

    Actually, there are more advantages to using the alternate installer, you can setup LVM and full disk encryption, where the Live CD has no LVM options, and only allows you to setup encryption on your home directory. The Live CD has problems detecting drives in a SATA only systems unless you have an ide hard drive installed, If your video card/monitor aren't detected properly, the alternate iso will allow you to install the system, and allow you to set up graphics after the first reboot.

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    Re: any disadvantages to using alternate iso?

    Quote Originally Posted by llamabr View Post
    You're likely to have similar problems. But sure, give it a try.

    Or, tell us the problems, and we can start that way.
    It's not uncommon for install not to work the desktop disk but work with the alternate disk.

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    Re: any disadvantages to using alternate iso?

    The Alternate CD takes longer to install.

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    Re: any disadvantages to using alternate iso?

    It does? I would think that the Alternate CD takes shorter to install.

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    Re: any disadvantages to using alternate iso?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanzj View Post
    It does? I would think that the Alternate CD takes shorter to install.
    It does. The Desktop CD "installs" Ubuntu by pretty much copying over the live session (and then downloading and configuring some language packs). The Alternate CD installs Ubuntu from scratch by unpacking and then installing each individual package.

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    Re: any disadvantages to using alternate iso?

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    It does. The Desktop CD "installs" Ubuntu by pretty much copying over the live session (and then downloading and configuring some language packs). The Alternate CD installs Ubuntu from scratch by unpacking and then installing each individual package.
    You learn a new thing every day. Cheers Aysiu!

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