I got a nice i3 from a friend the other day. It was loaded with win7 Pro. I was almost done loading my goodies into it and I had this brilliant idea! Why not partition it so my files are better protected? (That was a real “Like Duh” moment) Uggg. I sliced right through the windows 7P OS with partition magic. It locked up about 2/3 of the way through. Bummer because 7 Pro isn’t that bad. However, I wanted the laptop to try Ubuntu 14.05 anyway, but I was going to pull the win 7 drive and go with a smaller one for a test run. I went on line and procured an ISO of 14.05. I loaded 14.05 because someone said it was a lot better than 16.05
OK. Time to simply load 14.05 as windows could not recover from the headman’s axe. Yes, I know I could have load it beside windows, but I did that on another machine and it said I would have to partition the drive to install it and I did not want to move all of my files for that.
When I went on line for the updated packages I was asked if I wanted to “upgrade” to a “newer” version. I’m only getting 5 meg Internet service but it appeared to be a good idea at the time.
I hit YES, then I remembered the blog. Oh well.
It took around 7 hours to load the 2gigs of packets and install them. I went to bed after several hours as it was 4 AM by then. I thought I would wake up go downstairs and find my machine all loaded and ready. NOPE. It pulled a microsuck on me with an “Are you sure you want to replace your newer file with this older file?” NO. Then I went through hours more of loading and installing.
Finally it was all loaded up and running. No DVD movie player so I sent Ubuntu to go fetch the files needed to remedy the problem. One file could not be found after a gazillion searches… so that nixed that. Next I tried VLC but couldn’t get that because I didn’t understand the loading gobbeldy gook and decided not to pull another brilliant move on THIS OS as I did win 7.
OK I’m stuck now. No DVD movies for me. I would assume that the missing file was pulled to prevent installing the program in this 16 version.
But on the brighter side, no DVD movies or not, I LOVE THIS OS. No problems figuring out the brain dead poser stuff out at all.
Years ago it wasn’t very friendly to poser nerds, but this OS is friendly. I may even slice through some more machines OS as a symbolic protest to windows and install Ubuntu on several more machines. But no way will I load 14 and upgrade to 16 again. I’ll just go for 16 at the start.
Nerds do that all the time, don’t they? I think that they like it.