Testing Xubuntu 8.04 on Toshiba A105 - Help!
bobgott at ptd.net
Wed May 7 18:07:38 UTC 2008
I appreciate the reply and did send the question (twice) to Xubuntu team
last week. I have decades of IT experience and fascinated in Ubuntu
distribution (I'm an old RedHat user). I want to contribute and have
started a test scenario (see list of machines tested below). You are the
first to contact me!
In testing, I may have answered my own questions!
* Toshiba A105 laptop:
I ordered an additional 1GB ram and installed Ubuntu 8.04 [i386], with a
3G swap partition and 7+G left for root etal. All seems well except
sound from FireFox and I don't seem to have driver for Windows/Dell
network printer. It gets there, acts like it's printing but nada!
This XP machine has 110 GB of 160GB drive available, 8.04 tested well
and I am defragging now. Do you have a process for XP Drive "shrinkage"?
The Vista procedure worked well.
I look forward to hearing from you or other team members.
> On 5/6/08, *Bob Gotthardt* <bobgott at ptd.net <mailto:bobgott at ptd.net>>
> I'm a new, fascinated user testing Xubuntu 8.04 on an underpowered
> Toshiba Satellite laptop.
> Unfortunately for dual-boot, I could only retrieve a 10G partition
> this 80G Vista drive [MFT near 64G mark prevents further shrinkage w/o
> too much 3rd party]. Ubuntu 7.14 and 8.04 have tested well also.
> 'Hardware Report' was sent and I joined Launchpad and Xubuntu Users as
> dell at gotthardt.net <mailto:dell at gotthardt.net>.
> How do you feel I will fare installing Xubuntu 8.04 in this 10G
> Xubuntu should fit on a 10GB partition - I believe it takes up about
> 1,5 GB after a standard installation. However, you'll have very little
> space left for your personal documents, settings and additional
> applications you're going to install (i.e. 8,5 GB), which may be even
> less if I'm mistaken and Xubuntu takes up more than 1,5 GB.
> By the way, this question might be more appropriate for the
> xubuntu-users mailinglist:
> Do you have any suggestions? Do you recommend otherwise, what about
> another release or full Ubuntu (tested well)? This is a personal use
> machine with no special applications [I need alternative to Vista] and
> I'll share any experiences with you.
> Additional testing conducted on AMD3100 (1GB), Vostro 200
> (E2180 at 2.00GHz, 2GB), hp8670c (P3/800MHz, 196MB), and xl759
> 256MB) on Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04. I want to join the team and share any
> information I may have.
> This Toshiba has only 512MB, but that can be increased and I can add
> another disk for Ubuntu use. Any comments and help appreciated.
> Bob Gotthardt
> www.Gotthardt.Net <http://www.Gotthardt.Net>
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