Booting to Ubuntu for the first time
April 28, 2007
The time from the POST test finishing until the boot menu displayed was perhaps a second – not much longer. Good stuff.
I first ran the CD media test. I did not want a bad image to cause problems and have me attribute them to Ubuntu. The test ran without issues (took about 8 minutes).
Next I choose the “Start or Install” option. I was very happy to see that booting to a test environment was an option. I’m not exactly sure what this means (is it just a ram disk or is anything being saved to my hard drive) but I’m happy that I can test drive the hardware computability and let me wife and kids have a crack at this without having to go all-in right off the bat.
This blog post is being drafted in OpenOffice Writer. I find it humorous that OpenOffice does not have the word “OpenOffice” in its spell check dictionary.
Next I will check the hardware configuration to see if everything detected properly.