|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A Possible Solution?
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Elfen Magix wrote:
> Have you tried this stupid trick?
> Its something I did when I could not get Suse installed on my Dell Latitude laptop...
> Get Ubuntu (in your case- the netbook edition - http://www.ubuntu.net/getubuntu/download-netbook ), and install it.
> Then get your Linux distro and install it, erasing Ubuntu, but keeping the partitions it created.
> Yes, it sounds stupid, but that is how it worked for me.
We'll there are real hardware issues with the broadcom wifi which seems
to be a gutted chip, and trying to get it to work is screwing up the boot.
And the power management in the latest kernel seems to have a bug.
But if we ever have another meeting, we can look at it.
> --- On Thu, 12/10/09, mrbrklyn wrote:
> From: mrbrklyn
> Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] A Possible Solution?
> To: hangout-at-mrbrklyn.com
> Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 11:31 AM
> Elfen Magix wrote:
>> I notice that the dumb and hopeless masses of the windows world in my college are interested in using Linux and eventually switch to it one day. But many of them have bought new laptops and netbooks, which comes with Windows X/Vista/7 on it, and are afraid to erase the drive for it would void their warentee (So says the warentee).
>> I also noticed that many of these new systems can boot from the USB and other media card slots (if they have them). What I intend to do is to set up a couple of 4 - 8 GB USB Flash drives with Ubuntu on them and give them out; see how that will work for them. If they like it, They may switch to Linux in a couple of months.
>> Let see what happens.
> My experience with the HP Mini hasn't been simple. There are a lot of
> hardware issues.