Specs: Intel Pentium III @ 933 MHz, 512MB`PC133 SDRAM, 128MB GeForce FX5200, Maxtor 20.5GB IDE HDD, Ubuntu 9.10
Hi all, so I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 (from CD) on this machine after trying out Xubuntu. So, I did what I usually did, and blacklisted a certain driver to make my wireless adapter work. After a restart, I went to the Update Manager to get all the updates and it finds 227 update packages.
So the first time I was installing updates, the screen turned off, due to power management settings and I was AFK while it was installing updates. Upon arriving home, I try moving my mouse, typing in the keyboard with no response. So I forced it to shut down and restarted. I get a message and essentially I can't boot Ubuntu anymore.
So, I reinstall Ubuntu 9.10, following the same procedure as before, except that on first startup, I changed settings to keep my screen on. While doing software installation after updates were downloaded, Ubuntu eventually froze, while installing gcalctool. Mouse and keyboard were irresponsive, and I had no clue what was wrong. After a force reboot, I get the same message.
Why is Ubuntu freezing on me during updates installation?
Edit 1: I think that I may not be getting my wireless adapter to work properly, causing my machine to freeze. What I usually do it connect the adapter to USB after first startup, go to Terminal and type
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, add
blacklist rt2800usb to the end, save, and restart. Wireless works upon restart... however, I think there is a more proper way to do it. Seems like this is the official way to get the wireless adapter running, will update.
Edit 2: So I have set up my wireless adapter differently this time, using Ralink's driver (rt2870sta) rather than a community-written driver (rt2800usb). Once again, I will try to download the important security updates ONLY.
Edit 3: Important security updates successfully downloaded and installed. Now, where do I go from here? Install all recommended updates?
Thanks in advance.