Ubuntu Discussion on Ubuntu on the Dell Inspiron Mini range of netbooks.
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Join Date: Apr 2009
01-04-2010, 05:05 AM
I'll try to help.
One of the functions of the BIOS is choosing a boot device, and executing its boot code. Usually, that code will be a bootloader for choosing/loading OSs. The BIOS boots off different devices in different ways. CD/DVD boot is different from hard drive/SSD/USB drive boot.
Ubuntu is usually distributed as a .iso image file, intended for burning to a CD/DVD. To make it bootable on a USB drive, hard drive, etc., you need to follow a few steps.
As for Netbook vs. normal, there's no big difference. Just a few pieces of software and some cosmetic changes. And the installation procedure is functionally identical.
Once you get the installer running, you just need to choose "use whole disk" to have the installer automatically overwrite your previous OSX partitions (you can also manipulate/create/delete partitions manually).
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: Nov 2009
01-04-2010, 02:17 PM
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