Re: Share with the community your Lucid Lynx install/upgrade experience
A couple things happened that didn't exactly inspire confidence.
1. Got an error just before the menu's appeared on the desktop of the Live CD - something to the affect of "error - there was a problem with the installation. WQill now take you to the live desktop where you can fix the problem before continuing"
Then the desktop appeared, with the install program. Lately, my DVD-RW drive has been acting up and it may be dirty or something. I've gotten "unable to mount device" messages several times in the last few weeks.
I never saw the "test cd for errors" screen, maybe an extra "enter" key in the buffer, and that's why it went straight to the desktop on boot?
2. After the rest of the install went flawlessly, I chose not to install grub (I was installing on an empty partition for testing first) and rebooted.
It gave me a page of IO errors and hung there, suspended, until I hit the reset switch on the front panel. That's the kind of stuff you get with BSD (only they make you go to the power switch on the back, "old school" style)
Maybe it was just me, but if it's happeneing to everyone, me thinks a lot of new users might say "it's not ready".
I'm running it now, posting this, and so far so good.
I could sit around and click "comment" all day. Instead, I'll help bring the Internet to it's knees with this signature, and a fresh download of Lucid.