I've got my next month of bandwidth back so I'm trying the 28804 image.
It's still not for prime time.
I have a totally different hardware platform this time around.
10.04 has been installed on this hardware and is happier as a pig in p**p.
12.04 is back to some of the same old issues.
I have a different monitor this time, but I'm still having scaling issues, I'll go into that thread later.
I had to go into webadmin (issues there) but managed to swap interfaces (to get the network configuration during initial install sorted out).
Will let you know what's happening.
I had networking issues but eventually through PITA problems with webadmin I swapped interfaces and that part after reboot worked.