A prime candidate for procrastination, and wanting to play with MythTV - I installed Ubuntu Linux (clicky). Reports from people I know suggest it’s a nice debian-based distribution that’s a little more bleeding edge than Debian/Unstable (my previous linux desktop).

For the most part, installation went smoothly and within twenty minutes I had a working Gnome2 desktop running X.org. Despite some problems with sound and sudo, which are mostly fixed now… it all seems well. I will possibly need to recompile the kernel to include support for my shiny new DVB card (see previous blog entry), but that was to be expected.

Upon returning to my Windows installation after deciding to stop procrastinating…. my storage partition was GONE! No, wait… Unaccessible. It turns out that somehow the Ubuntu installer has foobarred the partition table so Windows thinks that the NTFS Storage partition belongs to another Operating System. Because other operating systems use NTFS you know…

Whilst I’ve fixed it for the time being, I’m not sure whether the installer foobarred part of the partition table (unlikely) or just caused a condition whereby Windows doesn’t like me. I’m curious also to know who else has had this problem…