I've tried the server and desktop version of 12.04 and I get the same issues:
- Entire system crashes while trying to install updates
- Loses ability to connect to network (usually after a crash)
I currently have the desktop version installed but not updated. I have no network connection. I'd prefer to get the server version running. I've formatted 4 times now. When Ubuntu desktop crashes I get pink screen of death. When Ubuntu server crashes I lose signal to the monitor. Memtest86 has detected no issues with RAM or CPU.
I'm suspecting either:
- Network driver not supporting Linux
- Bad spots on the hard drive
- Onboard vid card dying
I would like to try updating the network driver first as it does not require me to purchase anything. However, I'd have to do it offline, without another Ubuntu machine. I have the correct driver downloaded on a Windows 7 PC, but I don't know how to install it to the Ubuntu machine. I'm a novice, so Keryx was beyond me (I couldn't even get it running on my Windows 7 machine.)
Is there a way to write the network driver to a CD and have Ubuntu update from the CD?