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HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez Entertainment Notebook

Sep 23, 2009, 23:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J.A. Watson)

" My first try, out of habit, was Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). That turned out to be very strange, interesting, and surprising... First, neither the LiveCD nor a USB stick I had created from it would boot. After selecting the language and "Try without changes", it just hung. While trying to figure that out, at one point I switched from my standard USB CD/DVD drive to the on which came with the laptop, it suddenly booted. The trick turned out to be starting the boot, then after it showed the Ubuntu logo and progress bar (making no progress), unplug the USB drive (or key) and plug it back in again. Beats me why that works...

"Jaunty then installs without problem, but it doesn't support the Atheros AR9285 wireless network adapter. A bit of searching on the net, and in the Ubuntu Wiki, showed me that it needs Linux kernel 2.6.29 or later, but I could add that to Jaunty with this command:

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty

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