Frustration 1: When attempting to `apt-get dist-upgrade`, one package (mzscheme) refused to uninstall properly. The /var/lib/dpkg/info/mzscheme.prerm failed to stop the little scheme webserver (I guess it’s a documentation server or what-not), so I had to delete that prerm script and it uninstalled fine.
Frustration 2: xorg didn’t like “ati” as my video driver. X failed to start and upon examining the X logs, it seemed to not like that particular driver. When I changed “ati” to “fglrx” in my xorg.conf, X started right up.
Frustration 3: When attempting to install from the desktop CD, I couldn’t get past trying to partition my drive. Here is the hard drive layout I wanted to go with:
Here is how I wanted to lay out the partitions:
And you can see the “No root file system” error I was getting. This is the same laptop that I’m using right now. I have Windows XP installed to sda1, / on Ubuntu to sda2, swap to sda3, and /home to sda4. And I wanted to format sda2 and sda3. Why is this not working? I guess I’ll try to use the alternate install CD tomorrow. I’m sure someone will point out something I’m doing that’s just plain stupid, but I’m not seeing it at the moment.
Frustration 4: I attempted to install to my son’s laptop (an antiquated Compaq Presario 1200) this evening and it seemed like it would go well. Until it installed to 64% and just sat there. Twice. I guess I’ll be trying the alternate install CD on that laptop as well.
I’ll update more later.