|Ubuntu, Dapper Drake, and that difficult Dell e310|
I upgraded to Dapper Drake flight 5 (the beta of the latest Ubuntu) today in order to get the on board USB controlled in my difficult Dell media center PC working nicely. It worked, and all is now well.
There were some warts in the install though. I installed with a dist-upgrade remotely over ssh, and the machine locked up at the updating PCMCIA stuff point. The box then wouldn't boot, I suspect because the initrd was horked. On boot there were errors finding the disk the root filesystem is on.
So, I downloaded the Dapper install CD, booted in rescue mode, chrooted to /target (where I had mounted the root filesystem from the machine), and ran dpkg -configure -a. All is now well again.
Oh, and the USB controller works just fine now thanks.
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