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After reading some very positive reactions about the all-new Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ‘Dapper Drake’ release, I decided to go and give it a try as well.

The main reasons for this were first our old companies’ laptop (an old but good ASUS workhorse, still with a P3-750 and a 20 Gigabyte harddisk), which has a Netgear PCMCIA WLAN card with the wrong Prism54 chipset from China, so until now it only runs with ndiswrapper (ok ok I didn’t check this for a while, because I seldom change running systems). The second reason is that I recommended Ubuntu for my brother, who himself installed it at a friends’ place later, so I have to have an idea about how this is working, and what to do in case of problems.

So I got the live CD image of Dapper and started. It hung the laptop, with a panicking kernel. I tried to boot without ACPI and such, but still a no-go.

Ok; second try.

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