Comment 217 for bug 417757

Generally speaking this bug is not solved.
I just had a general crash, and installed a new Ubuntu Karmic.....Whaouh! If I were a newbie I'd erased the whole stuff....

I, very slowly, googled to patches, choose the "Grub" patch......and it works for Firefox, Thunderbird and apt-get.....

But the Ubuntu version now distributed has to be considered as bugged......and since installation are usually made from downloaded CD, and requires connection to internet, why not write the "good" line in Grub config, and at the first connection check the internet provider against a list of providers, and deliver a "good new" message such as:

"Hello, you're happy to have such an internet provider....he uses uptodate technology, and we can set your Ubuntu to use it. Paay attention if you change your provider, or connect from other sites: you may experience slow connection. Please consult such a page for further explanations", and automatically modify the Grub configuration to use ipv6