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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
03-14-2011, 12:20 AM
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Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
Join Date: Apr 2009
03-14-2011, 01:36 PM
If I recall correctly, in the US, the Mini 9 comes with a Broadcom 4312 WiFi card. Assuming that you have the same WiFi card, that's the main device which might require special attention during an Ubuntu install.
To install, I would probably just connect to the Internet via a wire after install. Then use Ubuntu's software management programs (like Synaptic) to install the driver: the "bcmwl-kernel-source" software package.
See here for more info about that Broadcom WiFi card in Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx
As for WinXP AND Ubuntu, that'd be possible, but it'd be a very hard fit on a small 8GB SSD.
Normally you'd install Windows first, leaving some unpartitioned space for Ubuntu to be installed into. Then install Ubuntu, it should detect Windows and enable you to choose an OS at boot. But as I said, 8GB would be VERY tight.
So, if you want to dual-boot, you'll probably want a larger SSD, or you could boot Ubuntu off a USB flash drive, and give Windows the entire SSD.
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