New Lenovo Netbook

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at
Sun Oct 5 13:40:47 UTC 2014

Aere, if you don't want to mess user configurations with different linux
distros using a single /home, you can simply use different user names. Each
user will have a different folder at /home, and all configs inside that
folder, nothing will conflict...

For files only, you can create a shared folder (everybody can read and
write - wich has no config files) inside /home

Jerry, Broadcom sometimes are a little tricky...
This thread( ) points you
to run:

*sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic*
*sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source*

Do you know how to do this? If you don't, please tell me and I help you.

2014-10-04 23:45 GMT-03:00 Aere Greenway <Aere at>:

> On 10/04/2014 07:51 PM, "J. Van Brimmer" wrote:
>> Well, I completed the system backup, using the Lenovo tool called Create
>> Recovery Media. One boot disc and three data discs. I tested only the boot
>> disc, it worked. Since it took so much time to get the C drive shrunk down
>> to where I wanted it, I didn’t want to do a complete system restore. I have
>> no reason to think it wouldn't work.
>> Now to find a distro to install. I am partial to Lubuntu, but when I
>> booted up the live disc, Lubuntu didn't recognize the wireless device. It
>> has a Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g/n Wifi adapter BCM43228. Is there a software
>> package for this chipset in the repos? Now the search begins.
>> For the one who asked. The hard drive already has three primary
>> partitions. Sda1 is SYSTEM_DRV, sda2 is Windows7_OS, sda3 is
>> Lenovo_Recovery. So, the next one I'll make extended. Sda3 has a drive
>> letter of Q, of all things, and it is at the very end of the drive. If
>> their going to put it at the end, name it Z for crying out loud. Anyway,
>> that's where I'm at.
>>  With 3 primary partitions already, you'll need to create an extended
> partition for the Linux stuff, because it requires at least two partitions:
> a swap partition, and the root ("/") partition.  I think you can have only
> 4 primary partitions.  Linux can be loaded from extended partitions.
> If you want to put in other Linux systems, you carve them out of your
> extended partition as well.  They can all (as far as I know) use the same
> swap partition.
> I think the Master Boot Record (MBR) is changed to send you to the GRUB
> loader, which in-turn can send you to any of your Linux partitions, or your
> Windows partition.  The last-installed Linux system is the one at the top
> of the boot menu.
> I think it is also a good idea to create a common partition (formatted
> FAT32, so it is visible to both Windows and Linux), for putting files used
> by all of the different systems.
> A lot of people like a common /home partition, but I don't do that. With
> different Linux distributions sharing such a common /home partition, that
> could cause configuration problems.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Aere
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