thanks for the note but I'm not after help with my install. My 12.04 install under virtual box is running just wonderfully thanks! If I wasn't self-sufficient after more than a decade of mucking around with various Linux distros I think I'd have to go out to the car park and shoot myself
I am far more interested in seeing if there is an active Ubuntu community here in Australia and if there is, to determine how to engage with these folks to learn more about the Ubuntu community and to share the benefits of Linux and open source software. Tonight I had a brief chat in the IRC channels associated with Ubuntu-au and I look forward to future conversations, particularly as university demands wind up towards year end. It seems Uni study is a big focus for many in the community at this time.