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Laptop and Ubuntu

Posted at 20:18 on Tue, 21st November 2006 in hardware, linux.

Getting Ubuntu installed onto my new laptop

Well the laptop came today and I have to say, I am very happy with it ! Everything I expected plus more.

The screen is really nice, with the truelife colour features. It does a resolution of 1200x800, which is perfect on a 15.4" screen.

I've already resized the Windows XP Pro primary partition using Paragon Partition, and then installed Ubuntu 6.1 onto the remainder of the disk. It installed without any hiccups, although during the install process it stalled, and I had to do a Ctrl-Alt-Del to kick start it.. I guess that skipped something it was stuck on, and luckily it followed on fine.

I found a guide called, Installing Ubuntu Breezy on a Dell Inspiron 6400 which I'll use shortly to tweak it to get most of the hardware working properly, but for now it will have to wait while I find time for work, and playing WoW with the girlfriend.