Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Aug 2006 09:58 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS, the first maintenance release of "Dapper Drake". This release includes both installable Desktop CDs and alternate text-mode installation CDs for several architectures, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu. Xubuntu is also included, although commercial support for it is not available from Canonical."
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Dapper Needed a Point Release
by Don T. Bothers on Thu 10th Aug 2006 14:35 UTC
Don T. Bothers
Member since:
2006-03-15

I tried to install Dapper on several computers first using the text-based installer. After multiple attempts resulting in a black-screen of death, I tried using the graphical installer. The graphical installer took over three hours to load up and when it finally came up, it would not work either. I then had to go back to my 5.10 cds, reinstall from scratch, and then use apt to upgrade to 6.06. This was not the best impression for an "enterprise" release.

BTW, a word of advice to the Ubuntu team, I actually like the text based installer better than the GUI based installer. In fact, I like it better than the SuSE and RedHat installer too. It is a lot nicer and faster than the others and feels more intuitive too.

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ozonehole Member since:
2006-01-07

I tried to install Dapper on several computers first using the text-based installer. After multiple attempts resulting in a black-screen of death, I tried using the graphical installer. The graphical installer took over three hours to load up and when it finally came up, it would not work either. I then had to go back to my 5.10 cds, reinstall from scratch, and then use apt to upgrade to 6.06. This was not the best impression for an "enterprise" release.

BTW, a word of advice to the Ubuntu team, I actually like the text based installer better than the GUI based installer. In fact, I like it better than the SuSE and RedHat installer too. It is a lot nicer and faster than the others and feels more intuitive too.


By all means, file a bug report. I've had big problems with the graphical installer, but never with the text-mode (now called "alternate") installer. It would be sad if Ubuntu regressed.

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jaylaa Member since:
2006-01-17

I actually like the text based installer better than the GUI based installer.

I bet a lot of people did, but when it was the default we were happy and quiet, while all the people who feel that something isn't modern if it doesn't have a GUI were loud in their complaints.

Maybe the graphical installer will become faster, more robust and get more options, and we'll all be happy.

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Jesuspower Member since:
2006-01-28

A GUI installer like Fedora's would be awesome.

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Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

Dapper 6.06 was the first Ubuntu release that gave me troubles with the text-based installer which otherwise worked extremely reliably. The screen would just go blank after configuring XOrg. After several attempts, I worked around this using some boot options. BTW I didn't have such problems with the Dapper Flight 3 development release.

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tchristney Member since:
2005-09-21

Huh. I don't see why you wouldn't have upgraded using apt in the first place.

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leech Member since:
2006-01-10

It's not about updating, obviously if you have it already installed, you will already have the point release. The reason for a point release is for initial installs.

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