Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix

date:May 26, 2009 @ 14:26

First download a copy of Ubuntu 9.04 Remix (UNR) (img) from

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-netbook

Then load the img file onto a USB flash drive. I used a 2Gb drive and the disk imager available from

https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download

Now you should have a bootable USB drive.

Note: I would recommend reformatting the USB drive prior to performing the flash disk imaging

On booting the Mini9 hit 2 to enter the BIOS, select the boot tab and ensure the USB drive is at the top of the list, save and exit.

Machine will boot from the USB and you have the option of running the 9.04 remix without a full installation.

I tried this option first, seems ok.

Now for the full installation: answer 7 simple questions and it installs, in my case, overwriting the existing installation.

Here’s the first screenshot

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Then run the update manager to ensure it’s all up-to-date and there you have it.

The Ubuntu Netbook Remix features a new user interface. Built for accessing your favourite on-line and off-line applications rapidly and optimised for the restricted screen size.

It is built from the ground up to take advantage of the speed and power capabilities of the chip set.