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Default 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 10v/1GB RAM/160GB HD/ BIOS A06/SL 10.6.6
Mini 9 /2GB RAM/ 16GB SSD/BIOS A05/SL 10.6.6
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Default 12-17-2010, 05:58 AM

The drivers disc (ironically) contains windows drivers. You don't need it unless you install windows. I highly recommend running a newer version of ubuntu. 8.04 was a great version but the dell supplied LPIA version is not well supported.
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Default 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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Default 09-20-2011, 10:49 PM

My mini9 has the 4gig SSD.
Will this Unbuntu 10.04 fit on my mere 4gig SSD?
If will fit, will there be enough space to for it operate?

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Default 09-21-2011, 05:16 AM

It is recommended to have 2.7 gigs to install 11.04, so I imagine 4 gigs should work.
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Default 09-22-2011, 12:07 AM

It fits mine just fine

I did add a 4 GB SDHC for files & all downloads though.

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