Anyone installed karmic on a Asus X5DIJ

dave selby dave6502 at
Tue Jan 12 22:06:57 UTC 2010

2010/1/12 David Bettsworth <david at>:
> 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.
> David

Many thanks for the info, I will look at the specs, very cautious
before outlaying this kind of cash :)



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