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Linuxperiment Linuxperiment is offline
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Default Effortless reinstallation with new SSD. - 05-17-2009, 03:38 AM

Hi everyone, I plan on upgrading my 4 gb SSD to a bigger one, such as a 16gb or 32 gb SSD. For a painless effortless install, is it possible for me to put the new SSD in, then use an external optical drive to use the Dell Ubuntu recovery disc and just do the restore to normal option?

I am not great with Linux at all so I dont want any hassles and stuff like that.
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Default 05-17-2009, 05:47 AM

I haven't tried an install with the Dell Ubuntu recovery disc but you can easily download Ubuntu 9.04 desktop or the Netbook remix and install either one. All the instructions are on the site. Google and check it out.

Mini9 | Black | 512MB | 4GB | Mini OS Unbuntu 8.04.1 | 1.3MP | BT 2.1 ==>STOCK
Mini9 | Black | 2GB | 32GB RC | OS X 10.5.6 | 1.3MP | BT 2.1 ==>MODIFIED
SSDs | 4GB STEC>Ubuntu 9.04NBR | 16GB ST>Windows7 7100 RC | 32GB RC>OS X 10.5.6
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Default 05-17-2009, 12:48 PM

I would recommend 8.10 (better video drivers, same interface) over 9.04 (nicer interface, worse video drivers), but yeah - what he said.

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