hi there, all!

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 21:35:25 UTC 2009

NoOp wrote:
> On 01/26/2009 10:51 PM, Haseeb ul Hasan wrote:
>> I am basicallly trying to switch to Ubuntu, mainly because I am a little
>> sick of windows :).
>> Actually i bought Compaq Presario V6715EN (64 bit platform) which came with
>> Vista home edition, I have checked the website and the problem i am facing
>> is, i cant find any drivers in the compaq support section and its really
>> hard to find 64 bit drivers for ubuntu.
>> Its a really long drag to find all the manufacturer sites to dig into them
>> to find all the drivers for 64 bit platform of ubuntu. Does any one out
>> there already have installed it on a 64 bit platform or especially on this
>> laptop model. I hope it might auto load all the drivers (maybe have all ofém
>> in its database).
>> I really would appreciate if anyone knows a site which is a good driver
>> search engine for ubuntu
>> Cheers
>> regards,
>> MH
> I'd recommend that you give Wubi a spin to test. You can install
> directly from Vista, and test both 64bit and 32bit. See:
> http://wubi-installer.org/faq.php
> <quote>
> Why is the AMD64 version of Ubuntu getting downloaded and installed?
> You probably have a 64 bit machine, the 64AMD installation is
> appropriate for all 64 bit architectures whether AMD or Intel.
> Can I force Wubi to download and install a 32 bit version of Ubuntu?
> Yes, either pre-download the appropriate 32 bit ISO manually and place
> it in the same folder as Wubi.exe or start Wubi with the "--32bit" argument.
> </quote>
    Hello, I have a Compac Presario CQ50 I bought at Wal Mart cheap. It 
has Vista Basic like yours and it was quite a trick to recover the many 
GB that was wasted on the Vista partition. I had to delete partition 1 
which had Vista. Then I made a smaller partition 1 and then a large 
partition 2. Then I had to move partition 2 to partition 4 and make it 
for expanded partitions. Then use the rescue file you have on the hard 
drive to re-load Vista on partition 1.

It takes time but I have Vista dual boot with Ubuntu 8.10 and both work 



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