Monday, 1 November 2010

Ubuntu 10.10 on a real machine.

Building on my trouble free installation on Ubuntu 10.10 on a VM I though I'd try it on a real machine - a very standard Dell Latitude E3400 laptop which had previously had XP installed on it.

It almost 'just worked' - the automatic partitioner tried to save the XP installation but had difficulty doing so and failed nicely - I suspect the presence of a hidden recovery partition caused it a problem, but it did fail nicely, offer me the chance of a manual partition, or just going and blasting everything and starting over.

Other than that everything just worked, including wireless, and after 20 minutes I had a working Linux laptop - quietly impressive ...

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