Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on Dell Mini 9

Installed Ubuntu 9.10: Karmic Koala onto the Dell Mini 9 today.

I found what I think was the Dell distro here at Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to install from an ISO.

Instead, I just went the route.
  1. Download from
  2. Burn ISO to CD (using this Freeware:
  3. Boot CD on a PC.
  4. Select "install to USB Drive" option.
  5. Boot from USB Drive on Dell Mini 9.
  6. Install (Erase and use entire disk.)
  7. Setup.
  8. Download and install updates.
  9. Install Flash (sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree).
  10. Watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on
Yay! Video isn't choppy!

note: I had installed the full Ubuntu 9.10 before I saw there was a Netbook Remix (UNR) version. I installed UNR at home; it seemed to install faster (probably because there are some big apps excluded). Had to consult to get the wireless network radio up and running.

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