Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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Another reason I wanted to reinstall, was that the two bays for my network card didn't seem to work. However, I now get the error "No known IRQ for interrup PinA of device 00:13.0. Please try using pci=biosirq", and the same for PinB. I think this means the thing it's knackered, but will have to figure how I set pci=biosirq first.