For too long now, I have been espousing the advantages, delights and superiority of Ubuntu Linux. No more!
I have been trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat on my Acer Aspire One netbook. It just won't have it (a no init found error); I've tried different USB sticks, different startup disk creators, editing sysconfig.sys, nothing works :(
In the end, I had to upgrade the existing installation (btw, you have to enable the upgrade to non-long term release releases as detailed here).
Now I am waiting 5 hours for the upgrades to install. No, sorry, 6 hours.
Blimey, Ubuntu Linux is rubbish. I'd rather pay for the same experience ;)