Ubuntu Lucid ordeal

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Ubuntu

MUCH as it pains me to say this, installing Ubuntu 10.4 on my desktop PC was a nightmare.

For the last three years, I have been a firm supporter and dedicated user of Ubuntu, a user-friendly distribution of Linux that seemed to get better and better with each new release. A few months ago, I had been thoroughly impressed with the beta version of Ubuntu 10.4 or Lucid Lynx, when I installed it on my Acer netbook.

Sadly, I cannot say the same thing when I tried to install the final release on my desktop PC (3GHz Intel Pentium D, 2GB RAM, 500GB hard disk, and GeForce 7100 GS).

First, I tried using the LiveCD. The splash screen appeared with five blinking red dots, but when all the dots lit up, my monitor went blank. The CD kept spinning but nothing happened. My monitor informed me that it was receiving no signal.

After several minutes passed with no change, I gave up.