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Thread: 20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

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    20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

    I started Ubuntu with Drake in 2006. Plop the CD-R into the CD reader, admire the trial, hit install and 40 minutes later I had Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu 20.04.1 halted at BIOS because I didn't have PowerManagement. I had to take the time and flash my BIOS.

    I tried several installs of 20.04.1 and failed a lot. Other distros can handle my GPU card -- ASUS GeForce 7300 GT. ASUS has no Linux drivers available for download.

    To make a short story long, I went to the store and bought a GPU card I didn't want. Indeed, the newer GPU won't fit in a traditional tower box PC anymore. This new card has a fan and fins on it making a proper install impossible. The card sits in a slant in my computer and without the benefit of the screw reinstalled that holds PCI cards in place. I did prove the new card could run 20.04.1 at the proper resolution. I could purchase and install a PCIe 'riser', but why?

    Swap back to my old GPU card, Linux Mint Cinnamon and Knoppix both come up as Live-cd sessions but not Ubuntu. I went ahead and installed the LiveCD of Ubuntu. Unlike Mint, Ubuntu can not find any other drivers to make my screen change resolutions.

    Code:
    sudo lspci --nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G73 [GeForce 7300 GT] [10de:0393] (rev a1)
         Subsystem: ASUSTek Computer Inc. G73 [GeForce 7300 GT] [1043:8213]
         Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau
    Any way to change the resolution/refresh rate? The Software Center of 20.04.1 doesn't offer any options.
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    Re: 20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

    You're not alone.
    Try going to the archives and install 20.04 instead.

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    Re: 20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

    Alone? No.

    But neither are those who are having no troubles at all.

    Again: Unless we know the ratio of problematic to smooth installs, we don't know if the failures are anecdotal or generalized.

    The preferred path here would be to help the user solve the problem as stated.

    Thanks.
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    Re: 20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    The preferred path here would be to help the user solve the problem as stated.

    Thanks.
    Which I did. The "convenience update" from 20.04 (which works fine) to 20.04.1 apparently has problems, eg, installer modifications.
    Thus my recommendation to pull the 20.04 distribution from the archives.

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    Re: 20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

    Your issue is very old hardware. The 304 nVidia driver is not supported anymore.

    See:
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....3#post13783513
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: 20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

    Can you supply a link to a 20.04 LiveCD download. I've been googling and if there was a link for 20.04 clicking gives me the old '404-File not found' or the link brings up 20.04.1.

    Thanks. Any help. I've worked 2 days on this install. My Athlon64 has never touched Windows, always a linux.
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    Re: 20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

    I'm flabbergasted! All links to 20.04 redirect to 20.04.1!
    Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu etc. etc. etc.
    The archives have been pruned completely. 20.04 apparently never existed.

    Canonical or their website maintainers seem to have done a total Lukashenko here.

    I'll hold on to my 20.04 DVD and place it my safe. Wow!

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    Re: 20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

    Quote Originally Posted by ml9104 View Post
    Which I did. The "convenience update" from 20.04 (which works fine) to 20.04.1 apparently has problems, eg, installer modifications.
    Thus my recommendation to pull the 20.04 distribution from the archives.
    Question: "How do I get my chocolate cake to come out right?"

    Answer: "I had trouble with chocolate cake. Make a red velvet cake."

    No. That's not answering.

    It may come to recommending that the OP use 20.04 if the older graphics hardware is unsupported. But that should not be the first suggestion.

    Please keep to the subject.

    For reference, 20.04 can be downloaded here.
    Last edited by QIII; October 22nd, 2020 at 12:22 AM.
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    Re: 20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    For reference, 20.04 can be downloaded here.
    Yes, it can. As a beta-release. All other instances of 20.04 have disappeared. And the page you link to is so well hidden that no search engine finds it.
    What's going on here?
    Everyone involved with xUbuntu seem totally paranoid about 20.04.1 vs. 20.04; I've never seen this kind of behaviour before.

    PS: Your infantile cake comments may make sense to you, but are on an international forum somewhat misplaced.

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    Re: 20.04.1 is the HARDEST Ubuntu install ever

    Please scroll down further ... beyond the betas ... on the page I found using a search engine.
    Last edited by QIII; October 22nd, 2020 at 12:45 AM.
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