Henry’s Tech Advice #1 - Fedora Install ProblemPosted on May 18th, 2006 3 comments
My name is Henry the Adequate, and I am a superhuman superhero linux guru of the highest order, and really clever too. I have dedicated my life to the pursuit of perfection in all thnigs, sorry, things, and to the noble and lofty goals of protecting the weak and fighting crime. Also, pizza. That’s pretty important too.
So, when I hear a cry for help, I can do nought but respond with all the speed of a really fast superhero. “HELP… How come I have 5 disks but the install seems to be done after the 2nd disk. I am installing over ubuntu, does this have anything to do with it???” asks Laura over here.
Well, Laura, first let me just say that you have come to the right place. In fact you have come to the rightest place there is. This place is so right it makes other right places look downright wrong.
No, I am not stalling for time while I furiously search
Anyway, last things first: “I am installing over Ubuntu, does this have anything to do with it???”
Yes. And no. There are several important points here.
- Thank you for all the question marks. I will use them wisely.
- I don’t think the comma is really appropriate there. It should probably be a semi-colon, or a dash, or possibly even a period. You know, like, “I am installing over Ubuntu. Does this have anything to do with it?”
- You should not be installing Fedora over Ubuntu. Fedora is designed to be installed over Windows.
- No, it has nothing whatsoever to do with it.
How come I have 5 disks but the install seems to be done after the 2nd disk.
Fedora is a front for some kind of secret government organization. The third disc contains a highly encrypted version of the prophecies of Nostrodamus, with footnotes by the original author explaining what the predictions really mean. Let’s just say old Nostro baby was one sick puppy. The fourth CD has all the classified information about UFOs and aliens and cows and stuff on it. And, CD five is mostly porn. Don’t even ask what the Rescue CD is for.
Need help with computer stuff? Henry can help. I promise a timely and definitive response to any technical question asked in the comments here.
promise - vaguely suggest that something might happen, if you’re really really lucky.
timely - If it occurs at all it will be within the context of the space-time continuum.
definitive - My response may contain some definitions, such as these.
3 responses to “Henry’s Tech Advice #1 - Fedora Install Problem”
Besides boobs and pizza, don’t you want to be a millionnaire? Write THE BOOK : Techy Talk for the Superhero. Best seller in no time! Perhaps you’ll remember the little blogger (well at least those with the big bs)
That’s not exactly a technical question. Sure, I do want to be a millionaire, but perhaps you could rephrase the question in terms of gigabytes and bits and graphics cards, and stuff.
Can I follow my responses to this gigabytes entry through the RSS 2.0 feed without losing my bits and graphic stuff?