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hardcrash hardcrash is offline
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Default Ubuntu on WindowsXP Mini 9 - 09-28-2008, 09:27 PM

I didn't want to wait for an extra three weeks to get my mini 9. So ordered XP edition, 16 GB SSD, 1.3 Camera, Bluetooth, and 512 MB (ordered a 2GB stick too, although dell insisted 1 GB was max.) Hated to send the wrong message that XP was acceptable, but was impatient... lets just say XP had a limited lifespan ... gone that same night mini 9 arrived.

Ubuntu 8.04.1 installed. See these two articles for installation info ...

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... ini+9+dell - sound
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... m+wireless - wireless

Only two issues, have not tried webcam. Bluetooth not working tried mouse and wiimote. Other than that been using it 2-4 hours a day for last week. Strange keyboard is okay. Dislike that the space key needs to be hit on center to register.
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jrc jrc is offline
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Default Re: Ubuntu on WindowsXP Mini 9 - 10-13-2008, 08:33 PM

This seemed like the best place to put this question so hear goes.

Okay, the Mini 9 will not boot off of an SDCard, fine. Has anyone thought, at least with (K,X,)Ubuntu, to use WUBI and use say an 8GB SD Card and put the "image file" thingy there? As I understand WUBI it just makes a file the size you dictate and puts a boot loader on, but can be uninstalled and does not make partitions.

It could be worth a shot. Whenever my Mini 9 XP arrives I might give it a shot myself.

Dell Mini 9 Obsidian 2GB RAM Windows XP, Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS on 4 GB USB Stick.
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trooperbill trooperbill is offline
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Default Re: Ubuntu on WindowsXP Mini 9 - 10-30-2008, 06:53 PM

try Wubi, it works great

Dell Mini 9: Windows 7, 1GB RAM, 16GB HD, 16GB SD
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