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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Jesuspower
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2006-01-28

The graphical installer stalls on anything less than 512mb of RAM. Its terrible.
I tried partitioning on a 256MB system and it just sat there for a few hours(I had the time to watch).
The text mode install is much better than the GUI version, and makes it easier to get the install done. I just got my Dapper CDs in the mail, for distrobution at my school. I hope those have a text installer.

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orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

That doesn't match my experiences.
The install I did this morning took around 20 minutes from start to finish.
That was on a VM with 256MB of ram allocated to it.

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Jesuspower Member since:
2006-01-28

VM=Virtual Machine?
Did you run the install from an image or the actual CD?

I did 3 installs:
2 Celeron D computers with 256 MB of RAM and onboard video and
1 400 MHz Celeron (Slot 1 type) with 256MB of RAM and onboard video
On the first two, it stayed there for a few hours with no response after the partitioning screen (it was hitting the CD freq though)
on the 400mhz celeron, it was just too slow. On both, I fixed the problem by adding some Ram temporarily.
The actual distro runs just fine in 128mb of Ram -- no problems. Its just the live CD and installer.

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snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

It takes longer. I wouldn't call it stalling. I know because I did it last night on a 256Mb laptop. The initial CD startup and the partitioning are the worst offenders because they require either a lot of memory or a lot of swap patience.

Outside of those two issues, pretty good.

Broadcom wifi support, not so good. Ubuntuforums has two warring camps between bcm43xx and ndiswrapper, with plenty of wounded unhappy with both since the Dapper release broke ndiswrapper.

It isn't Ubuntu's fault that Broadcom support is native to 2.6.17, but maybe some of it could be backported.

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whitehornmatt Member since:
2005-07-07

The shipit cds are the desktop ones unfortuantly

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