Monday, November 26, 2007

Ubuntu Thinkpad

I spent part of my evening installing Ubuntu on my new Thinkpad.

The download of Ubuntu went fine. Burning a CD/DVD took 6 tries!

After that, though, it was smooth sailing. Ubuntu found my wireless network & prompted me to install the proprietary NVIDIA driver for my graphics card.

Yay.

2 comments:

quark said...

Next time, don't waste time or plastic on burning CD's. Just install through UNetbootin, which only requires a working OS on the laptop (or on a bootable device like a floppy disc, USB drive or (sic) CD). It downloads the whole installation for you on the fly too, so you don't need anything but UNetbootin and a working internet connection (connected through ethernet).

fuzzy said...

Very cool - I did not know about that thanks.

My child was sleeping near our ethernet port though so last night it wouldn't have been an option anyway.

Cheers,

Mike