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SnakeFarm SnakeFarm is offline
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Default Re: Getting rid of the Netbook interface - 10-14-2008, 04:50 PM

Proposal: Ubuntu Mini OS FAQ

How do I get rid of the menu bar and see a standard ubuntu desktop?

How do I get jiggely windows?

How do I use ALL of my SSD since the twits at Dell shipped it out formatted at only 4GB? (ok, maybe less editorial on this one).

I'm sure Ill have hundreds more but these last two are my current burning questions. I Installed compiz and selected Wobbly Windows but It does not seem to take effect. Maybe I'm missing something.. Compiz does not fit on the sceen very well and I keep suspecting that I'm missing something "down there" where I can't see it.


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Default Re: Getting rid of the Netbook interface - 10-16-2008, 03:33 AM

wonder what u did to get only 4gb - i used the restore cd posted by unaclocker and got 16gb without tweaking anything.
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Default Re: Getting rid of the Netbook interface - 10-16-2008, 03:49 AM

Yeah. Same here. I read that post and thought I would be in that situation but that is not how it went down. I used the restore CD two times and both times the whole SSD was used minus the 22MB or so for the Dell EISA partition.


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Default Re: Getting rid of the Netbook interface - 10-16-2008, 05:03 AM

it is an issue only on preinstalls.....
The image that DEll is usig on the master drive image server is the one for the 4 gig mini.
for some unknown reason, the imaging server is not expanding the image to use the entire drive.


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