Anyone installed karmic on a Asus X5DIJ

Steve yorvik.ubunto at
Tue Jan 12 22:15:13 UTC 2010

On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 22:06:57 -0000, dave selby <dave6502 at>  

> 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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