Testing Xubuntu 8.04 on Toshiba A105 - Help!

Bob Gotthardt 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! 

* AMD3100:
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.


Vincent wrote:
> On 5/6/08, *Bob Gotthardt* <bobgott at ptd.net <mailto:bobgott at ptd.net>> 
> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     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
>     from
>     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
>     partition?
> 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: 
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users
>     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
>     (P3/800MHz,
>     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.
>     Thanks,
>     Bob Gotthardt
>     www.Gotthardt.Net <http://www.Gotthardt.Net>
> -- 
> Vincent 

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