[SATLUG] 2 machines, same image, different result.

Luis Garza luis at luisgarza.com
Sat May 3 18:01:03 CDT 2008


Well, if the hardware is the same for both computers; ie same cpu type,
memory, expansion cards, then you should be able to swap hard drives and
replicate the results.  That way you can tell if the problem follow the
software or the hardware.

Sincerely,

Luis Garza
http://luisgarza.com
luis at luisgarza.com


-----Original Message-----
From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On Behalf
Of Enrique Sanchez Vela
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:32 PM
To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] 2 machines, same image, different result.



--- On Fri, 5/2/08, Don Crowder <donguitar at gmail.com> wrote: 
> The only hardware failure I can envision would be in the
> video card and 
> even that seems iffy.
> 
> I think I'd get the kids to back up any personal data
> they want to keep 
> to thumb drives (external HDD or CD) and do fresh
> installations of 
> Ubuntu 8.04.  It is, after all, a long term support (LTS)
> release and 
> most of the reviews I've seen have been very favorable.
>  I suppose you 
> could upgrade the "good" machine via synaptic and
> just do a fresh 
> install on the "bad" machine but my experiences
> with online distro 
> updates haven't been good. Where possible I like to
> start fresh but 
> maybe I'm just a paranoid.  :)
> -- 
> Don Crowder

Don, 

thnx for looking at this, the hw issue might be a good point as it fails
miserably just the same in FC6/7 as in Ubuntu...

how can I test?

btw.. when I said the images were identical, I couldn't be lying any more, I
ran a test with dkpg --list on both pcs and the output is so different that
it scares me.


thnx.

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