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mini9 & ubuntu 8.04 & drivers disk - 12-13-2010, 11:45 PM
Picked up another Dell Mini 9 and installed the original os = ubuntu 8.04 (first time with linux).
Everything seems to be working out of the box: internet, sound, etc.
Question is what is on the "drivers & utilities" disk that might be needed if everything seems to be working?
Mini 9 /2GB RAM/ 16GB SSD/BIOS A05/SL 10.6.6
OSX Installation via USB & Mac
NBMaker 0.8.4.RC1 / NBI 20100616212351
"Remember to back up your hard earned work with a boot-able disc BEFORE upgrading!"http://osx.mechdrew.com/guides
Join Date: Feb 2009
01-17-2011, 08:48 AM
You definitely want to install a more recent version of Ubuntu, for such things as flash support.
I just installed netbook version 10.04 and it works great, after doing the terminal update that included the needed wifi drivers. You'll need a wired internet connection to download the necessary updates.
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If you try to download it from the Ubuntu website, they only provide the 10.10 version. The trick to getting the 10.04 one is to download the USB stick utility (for making a bootable USB drive.) It has download links to version 10.04 built in it.
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