How can I install Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) on a Mini 9 that shipped with Windows ?

Asked by Lirion on 2008-10-14

I'm really REALLY new to Linux and don't know much about it other than it's an open-source, free, community driven OS. I'm finally fed up with Windows and want to try something new, but with anything new, there's a fear associated with it. I just purchased a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 with Windows, but want to make it like the Unbuntu version Dell offered. I read that their version is called a "remix" and since Dell wasn't helpful at all, I find myself here. My question is:

Does anyone know what the Unbuntu Remix for Dell includes, how do I find all the pieces and where do I get them (or is there one place I can get everything as one download)?

Thank you all for your time.

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Andrew (and471) said : #1

The Deel, remix includes some proprietary stuff, that dell packs in, so unless you want to pay for a new Mini 9, you won't get the exact interface, however Ubuntu has made a netbook remix, that is similiar and available free of charge.

If you wish to do that, you will need to install Ubutnu Hardy Heron first, to do that, instructions are here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

And about installing on a small pc:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC/Installation

Once you have successfully done that, I can advise you on howto download the netbook remix parts.

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #2

There is now a full installer for UNR here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UNR

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #3

BTW for more information about the Dell Mini 9 see:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DellMini9

casey97200 (casey97200) said : #4

Hi ! .. I'm Casey972 ... and I own a Toshiba-Netbook NB100 ... with Hardy-Heron on it ... Ubuntu 8.04 ...
Ubuntu-Netbook-Remix ! ....
had some problems with an bad Installation .. Linux-US-Version on a Keyboard-FR-Version ...
did buy me a ACER-Aspire-One ... with Windows-XP ... and installed the new Ubuntu 9.04 .... with the help from " wubi " .... Ubuntu ander Windows ... I think this will work with Hardy 8.04 too ! ....

didn't found out jet ... how to start the Jaunty-Jackalope aside of Windows ! ... but the programmes are
there .... side by side ...

maybe I have to make a Partition ... from the beginning brandnew .... to give each program the right space ... the half of the Hard-drive .... will find out ! ...

hope I gave an good idea for your problem ..... like Netbook-Remix ! ... it's better than Windows ! ....

   C a s e y

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