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Hotrod Your Asus Laptop With 64-bit Kubuntu

Dec 22, 2008, 19:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"Running in live CD mode proved to be problematic for Kubuntu, but I was able to verify the operation of the new Nvidia video chip. I also had to use a wired Ethernet connection, because wifi wouldn't connect to my access point.

"Installing from the KDE desktop didn't work at all while in live CD mode. For some reason none of the applications under the big 'K', except Konqueror, seemed to want to execute. Rebooting with the 'Install' option worked fine.

"Repartitioning the disk, always traumatic for me, was simple and straightforward. The 320 GB disk was split into 3 partitions, one little DOS thing, a 150 GB slot for Vista, and a 130 GB slot for Data. I elected to split the Data partition into a 100 GB Linux OS block with the remainder being allocated for data and whatever swap needed to be configured. The change went smoothly and before long I had a new system on /dev/sda6. At some point I'll go back and re-allocate only 50 GB for Vista and divvy up the rest for data and Kubuntu."

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