On Mon, 05 Jun 2006 22:14:03 +0100, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Conor Wynne (conor at discuskeeping.com):
>>> So the best option is to boot off a live CD (ppc), I am downloading
>> 6.06, from here:
>>http://releases.ubuntu.com/6.06/ubuntu-6.06-desktop-powerpc.iso>>>> Q: does desktop-cd mean live CD then?
>> Yes. Specifically, it means "live by default, with an option to then
> use a new-ish bulk-copying GUI installer to put the thing on your hard
> drive". The "Alternate CD" image, by contrast, boots into the old
> ncurses installer borrowed from Debian. The latter installer is (very
> likely) a good bit more flexible and robust, and can (unlike the Desktop
> CD's installer) upgrade existing systems to Dapper Drake.
>> Good luck with your hard drive. (I downloaded both ISOs last week, in
> their Xfce/Xubuntu flavour, for testing on my G3 iBook.)
Its not looking good for the hdd. Way too many I/O errors, impossible to
mount and because its a laptop, not easily removed to another box for
The file I need to recover has a phone number of a girl who knocked me off
my bike in October (and she admitted liability). So this little file is
worth more than I paid for the laptop!
I think I'll sue the RIAA on this one, after all, it was cyprus hill that
killed my laptop. One minute I am happy ripping a CD, then next... ugg.
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