Burned a disk properly. Boots. Great. Select country, keyboard (don't start me on XP Pro 64 and keyboards - yes, all my fucking users are in the same country and so are all of my programs), all that shit, CD-ROM on this thing runs like shit off a shiny shovel. Get to 12% on the first lot of stuff. "Error Reading CD-ROM. Retry Y/N". Shit. Notice a load of stuff also running under other people's accounts on the (old) PC. Re-boot and burn again. Same thing, at the same point in the install. Fuck. OK, let's turn the write speed down. Same thing, same point. OK, let's let Nero test fuck out of the thing and choose its own write speed. Same thing, same point in the install.
At this point, I am unhappy.
I download the install CD ISO. THis is going to take hours so I leave it overnight. Came home today, burned the CD ISO (not the DVD) and the install fails at exactly the same point. Arses.
Checking the FAQ/known problems, there is something about the "OEM Install". I don't know if that's what I'm using.
Anyhow, I have a plentiful supply of coasters.
"It is extremly easy to install Kubuntu 5.10. Make sure your computer can boot from a CD-ROM, insert the CD-ROM and then follow the screens."
Anyhow, Win XP 64 does install (5GB partition) and runs with 64 bitness. It's pretty dull though. It does at least recognize my wireless card - well it doesn't but the driver works anyway.
The future of this project at LCC looks less certain by the day. Anybody with a brain knows we aint delivering on the 31st March. This, of course, cannot be officially admitted. Also, it cannot be officially blamed on the people making the strategic decisions, but rather on the staff who joined this December after the project had already been going 18 months.
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