[SATLUG] Ubuntu 8.10 Help... (Please?)

Will Southworth willisouth at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 14:31:48 CDT 2008

I just downloaded Ubuntu 8.10 iso and I'm trying to install it on a computer
a friend and I cobbled up together from spare parts. Problem is I can't get
it to boot. Not from the CD, not from the HD, not even from an old Red Hat
floppy boot disk. What do I do?

On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 10:40 AM, Ed Tillman <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Has anyone out there had problems upgrading Ubuntu from 8.04 to 8.10?  I
> got
> a doosie...
> Apparently, all my restricted drivers have taken a hike.  Video is dead,
> and
> xorg (boot recovery) won't fix it.
> I use the flgrx video driver, and apparently, its dropped off the map.  Its
> no longer on my system, and "apt-get install" can't seem to find it, though
> I have a good (wired) internet connection - the commands *apt-get
> update*, *apt-get
> upgrade*, and *apt-get dist-upgrade* all seem to connect and work nicely -
> they produce a flurry of activity in my terminal, anyway...
> On the Ubuntu forms, there's another Acer-driver apparently having the same
> issues, and his machine is apparently newer than mine...
> Help?
> Cheers;
> ed
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