Anyone installed karmic on a Asus X5DIJ

David Bettsworth david at
Tue Jan 12 21:49:15 UTC 2010

On 12/01/2010 20:25, dave selby wrote:
> Hi,
> Looking to buy a new laptop, looking at a Asus X5DIJ
> Has anyone installed Ubuntu 9.10 karmic on one of these, tried
> googleing but I guess its just too new. If so what works / fails to
> work ?
> Cheers
> Dave
Hi to you to,

Have a brand new X66ICseries laptop, dual boot Windows seven pro and 
karmic 9.10 (both 64 bits).
If you compare the data sheets, it could give you an idea as to what 
will work or not with Karmic.
Everything works perfectly for me in both OS's. As sold, X66ICseries has 
a 320Gb HD with hidden fat32 recovery partition.
Karmic grub2 then gave that hidden partition an entry to boot Windows 
Vista (I survived the shock), as well as the normal
entries for karmic and windows seven boot-loader. I am not yet familiar 
with handling grub2 menus.
I installed a new 500Gb and windows seven pro then dual boot with 
Karmic. 320Gb has gone into an external usb
housing from where I will attempt to clone the hidden partition for 
future use (using an old small 2.5" IDE hd).
Hip, hip, hip, Hurrah.


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