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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Nanuet, NY USA
Re: Running Ubuntu, want to double memory - 11-22-2008, 03:54 PM
The version of Ubuntu Hardy that comes with the Mini has 2 issues at the moment.
1. The kernel can not see more than 1GB of RAM. This will be resolved when Dell puts a new kernel into their APT repository with support for "high memory."
2. You CAN'T upgrade to Intrepid from the version of Ubuntu installed on the Mini because Intrepid does not exist in the Dell APT repositories at this time and all the packages are compiled for LPIA (Low Power Intel Architecture). So you could not even use the regular Ubuntu repositories to do the update.
You can do a complete reinstall of Intrepid if you like. There are how-tos on this forum for getting the Ubuntu iso image on to a USB stick to do the install if you do not have a USB DVD to connect.
I would just stick with the version of the Mini. It works just fine with 1GB of RAM and is optimized to run on this platform
Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: Running Ubuntu, want to double memory - 11-22-2008, 04:14 PM
I bought my Mini 9 in the outlet store with Windows XP with the intent to replace Windows XP with Ubuntu. At the time 8.10 had not officially released so I installed 8.04 and then a few days later upgraded to 8.10. While getting the wireless to work in 8.04 was a chore in 8.10 it was an easy event. I only booted up in Windows 1 or 2 times before I erased the drive. I did divide the drive into two partitions so the /home directory would be separate from the OS partition.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cortland NY
Re: Running Ubuntu, want to double memory - 11-22-2008, 08:55 PM
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