Wednesday, March 31, 2010

UNR 10.04 on Acer Aspire One 532h-2326

I created a USB disk with Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix and took my new netbook for a spin.

So far every thing works. In order to boot from the USB disk, plug in the USB key, hit F2 when you turn on the power, and in Setup, arrow over to Boot. then select the USB key you wish to book from by moving it to the top of the list with the F6 key.

So far, it appears most things are working. Wireless was recognized right of the bat, which is a first for me in Linux. The interface for Ubuntu Netbook Remix is nice too! Plus you can change the background, which is not possible in Windows 7 without a third-party work around.

Now the question is, should I wait for the final release of 10.04? Install 9.10? or use the current beta of 10.04 and upgrade later?

What a conundrum!

5 comments:

m_ronn said...

Wireless on Ubuntu 9.10 is very unstable I can’t recommend using it on the Acer Aspire one 532h

Garron Shepherd said...

You'll be very disappointed if you try to use the sd card reader in linux. It's some new nonstandard crap someone has to write a new driver for.

kmcgra said...

yep, I tried out the SD reader and it did not work. It seems to be a proprietary driver, according to launchpad....sigh...

Wladimir J van der Laan said...

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 UNO on my Netbook and it works very well. I indeed didn't try the card reader yet, it doesn't show up anywhere (lspci, lsusb). Probably it needs to be enabled through ACPI somehow?

lynne said...

Seems the SD card is working now in UB10.111 ;)