The gods frown down upon me. Every virtual system I build in Qemu is fine until I start adding software, and then they become unbootable, hanging at the command line and showing no login prompt. I don’t blame this on Hardy, because another full Ubuntu system created from the RC ISO is working fine. But for some reason, my emulated systems aren’t really … emulating.
Oh well. I’ve already surrendered to the fact that I can’t rebuild the Hardy speed guide in time for the release, so I’ll just do this the old-fashioned way, and rededicate one (too fast) machine to Ubuntu testing, and shift some of the load to other machines. It’s going to require a little geopolitical shuffle, so to speak, but it’s better than sitting around, doing nothing. Watch this space.