I’m running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit and attempted to upgrade to 7.3.4 today with Synaptic Package Manager. The upgrade failed apparently because the installation tried to use the administrator account I was logged in with, but only used the first 8 characters of the user name.
After I created an 8 character administrator account and re-installed with it, it worked OK. Is there some reason the install is restricted to 8 digit administrator account names (if that is the issue)? If there is, I can deal with it - just be nice to know. Thanks.