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  # 2317790 14-Sep-2019 15:12
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Behodar:

 

I've just had my ~annual foray into Linux to see whether it's usable yet. Nope. I installed the PC manufacturer's recommended distribution with default settings. On first boot it asked whether it could check for updates. I said yes. It sat there for about 30 minutes only to fail with an "cannot extract file" error, and suggested that I reboot and try again. It no longer boots; the screen just stays completely black. Off to a stellar start there!

 

 

 

 

I have used Linux on all my machines (5) for the last few years with no significant issues. Any minor issues have been quick and easy to solve, unlike those I encountered with Win10. What model of PC are you trying to install it on, and what is the recommended distribution?


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  # 2317797 14-Sep-2019 15:23
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cddt:

 

Behodar:

 

I've just had my ~annual foray into Linux to see whether it's usable yet. Nope. I installed the PC manufacturer's recommended distribution with default settings. On first boot it asked whether it could check for updates. I said yes. It sat there for about 30 minutes only to fail with an "cannot extract file" error, and suggested that I reboot and try again. It no longer boots; the screen just stays completely black. Off to a stellar start there!

 

 

I have used Linux on all my machines (5) for the last few years with no significant issues. Any minor issues have been quick and easy to solve, unlike those I encountered with Win10. What model of PC are you trying to install it on, and what is the recommended distribution?

 

 

And this can be said of millions of other Windows 10 installations too. One personal experience is not the same as someone else's. They are all different.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2317800 14-Sep-2019 15:32
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cddt: What model of PC are you trying to install it on, and what is the recommended distribution?

 

 

Raspberry Pi 3, Raspbian. I therefore didn't have much opportunity to do anything wrong. I actually have a guess as to what happened: I think there may have been a random glitch that caused one of the updates to get corrupted in transit (it does happen occasionally!) but if that's the case then it means that Raspbian isn't checksumming or otherwise verifying the files before it tries to install them.

 

In any case I'm giving it another go now.


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  # 2317806 14-Sep-2019 15:40
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I have had all sorts of weird linux issues before. One turned out to be that they didnt like my keyboard or mouse. Standard razer gaming ones. I could boot with them unplugged, plug them in later and had a mouse that moved as slow as anything even with it at max speed. Forums no help so got out the old craptastic logitech wireless pair with the laggiest mouse ever made and spongey keys and it was happy with that. Go figure that the trash gear worked but the good stuff didnt.





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  # 2317810 14-Sep-2019 15:46
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OK, maybe it wasn't Linux's fault. I was just writing the image onto the SD card again and I noticed that despite being "in use", the laptop decided to put itself to sleep in the middle of the process, which could have corrupted part of the card. That may have happened earlier too (I didn't notice, but I might not have been paying attention).

 

I therefore revise my annoyance to MacOS for putting the hardware to sleep when it's in the middle of doing something!


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  # 2317811 14-Sep-2019 15:56
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When people don't keep to the left when walking there's no structure just walk wherever.


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  # 2317835 14-Sep-2019 17:15
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lNomNoml:

 

When people don't keep to the left when walking there's no structure just walk wherever.

 

 

I always go down the centre that way I avoid advertising boards, cycles, uneven paving and doorway talkers.





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  # 2317838 14-Sep-2019 17:25
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lNomNoml:

When people don't keep to the left when walking there's no structure just walk wherever.



Is that while they are looking down at their phone?




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  # 2317840 14-Sep-2019 17:27
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Dingbatt:
lNomNoml:

 

When people don't keep to the left when walking there's no structure just walk wherever.

 



Is that while they are looking down at their phone?

 

Phone Zombies got to love them 😬





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  # 2317842 14-Sep-2019 17:47
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Behodar:

 

I've just had my ~annual foray into Linux to see whether it's usable yet. Nope. I installed the PC manufacturer's recommended distribution with default settings. On first boot it asked whether it could check for updates. I said yes. It sat there for about 30 minutes only to fail with an "cannot extract file" error, and suggested that I reboot and try again. It no longer boots; the screen just stays completely black. Off to a stellar start there!

 

 

That is exactly what I have been doing for the past 15 years!

 

 





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  # 2317954 14-Sep-2019 22:21
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Dingbatt:
lNomNoml:

 

When people don't keep to the left when walking there's no structure just walk wherever.

 



Is that while they are looking down at their phone?

 

No just in general, I'm a fan of Pedestrian Etiquette , but like how bad the driving is around here, so is the walking.


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  # 2317996 15-Sep-2019 07:47
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Whitcoulls stores, they are a nightmare to get around and most I simply cannot go into.

Then there is JBHFI another maze of dispair.




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  # 2318008 15-Sep-2019 09:03
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MikeB4: Whitcoulls stores, they are a nightmare to get around and most I simply cannot go into.

Then there is JBHFI another maze of dispair.

 

Also Farmers with the perfume counters blocking the entrance.


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  # 2318010 15-Sep-2019 09:21
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MikeB4: Whitcoulls stores, they are a nightmare to get around and most I simply cannot go into.

Then there is JBHFI another maze of dispair.

 

 

 

Martinborough is full of shops that sell things nobody ever really needs. It's irritating! Few of them last long; I have heard on the grapevine that the usual reason that they fail is unrealistic rent expectations from landlords.






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  # 2318011 15-Sep-2019 09:27
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Geektastic:

MikeB4: Whitcoulls stores, they are a nightmare to get around and most I simply cannot go into.

Then there is JBHFI another maze of dispair.


 


Martinborough is full of shops that sell things nobody ever really needs. It's irritating! Few of them last long; I have heard on the grapevine that the usual reason that they fail is unrealistic rent expectations from landlords.



Also too many noisy motorbikes from Wellington.




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