I have been using ubuntu for a minute here while i compile some software for use on my soekris box at work. I am attempting to move from the old pebble linux to the new pyramid linux made by the metrix guys. Its pretty dope so far. a lot more modern, but sadly not mature. I need to compile in PCMCIA support and whatnot. a real pain ;)

I did find a hint for one of my initial problems while building out the pyramid build environment.

Since we don’t have any linux boxes laying around, i have been doing most of my work in VMWARE. Which rules - especially because i can download the player and then a ubuntu image and have every thing be kosher. However, ubuntu is seemingly installed to be based off of a CD. so i kept getting this error about inserting a cdrom when i was attempting to do a apt-get install. it was annoying.

Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter
I ended up stumbling upon this guy who had come across a similar issue and posted a really easy solution for it.

Basically you just comment or remove the line in your /etc/apt/sources.list. Then apt-get update and apt-get install your way to freedom.

I will post more later when i am successful or not. ;)