Why was I doing Ubuntu
First things first, I’ve been spending more time with Fedora over Ubuntu recently for structural reasons; like not being keen on everything being magically installed as Snaps, when snaps age like cheese on a summers day.
But for various reasons I had to install Ubuntu 23.04 on a machine that had previously seen numerous uneventful installs. So off I went on the USB booting path….
Up came the Install options, selected Try or Install and….
Vendor logo and black screen and it stays away.
Well, dash, I said rebooting and seeing if I could use the “Safe Graphics” options. And that worked….
Up to a point. The Ubuntu Desktop Installer leapt up and vigorously spun, doing nothing but spinning. Eyes gently rolling I did something I’ve not done on a production install image for aaaages. I ran software update and updated all the packages and there in the midst up the updates was one for Ubuntu Desktop Installer.
It’s just so bizzare to see this in 2023, especially as it fixes the issue and the installer starts up and runs properly. Well, at least for now.
Normally, I am installing Ubuntu Server if anything and I probably will, but Ubuntu Desktop has dropped quite a few places after this time waster.
What Linux Next?
What Linux do you think I should be running? Let me know @codepope on most social platforms…. I’m a short tempered grouch who doesn’t have time to watch everything compile every-time. I want fresh and hot, but not too fresh and not supercooled.
Or maybe I should step right off the Linux distro bandwagon…. get a bit more radical…