Just got my Mini 9 a few days ago and I quickly gained a dislike for Dell's Ubuntu installation. Simply too much bloat with Yahoo! junk.
I am in the middle of installing 8.10 from a USB drive and it turns out every window in the installation is too tall for the screen, so I can't see the forward/back/exit buttons. I've managed to dig my way through it blindly hitting Enter after a few guess Tab presses(thank god for confirm on exit dialog boxes!).
Is there a way to get around this? I can't seem to get my Mini to switch to an external monitor display with the Fn+8 keystroke during the installation. I'm going to be going through this again soon since i'm going to fresh install onto a new SSD
EDIT: two additions. First I was able to get it to project to an external monitor, but it's keeping the same resolution as the mini so that dosen't help.
The bigger problem is I apparently left my 16GB SDHC card in the Mini during the installation and it repartitioned my SDHC card to only be 39 MB as I apparently told it to install to the SD card and not the SSD
. Can I restore the card to it's full capacity?
EDIT 2: 2nd attempt at installing yielded an error about the bootloader I think and then after a reboot I get stuck at a black screen with just "MBR FA:" on it. Trying for a 3rd time but I think i'm missing something during the install to be screwing it up so much.
EDIT 3: 3rd time was a charm, got 8.10 installed without a crapton of errors. But, for the time being my SDHC card is worthless since it only registers as 41 MB when I plug it in.