Stable version for Lenovo S12 ?

Asked by David Goldhar

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo S12 (-2959, Atom N270, not ION). The netbook version of 10.10 boots from USB but is missing desktop menu items and wireless drivers; I have been unable to clear these points up. Attempts to install it outright do not complete; it seems to hang at the outset.
I have seen various posts regarding issues on the S12, so I am assuming there are issues to be cleaned up before using this version. Perhaps my specific hardware is not supported. This being the case, where can I find a download of the previous version (10.04) for netbook? The ubuntu download pages offer desktop versions for 10.04 and earlier, but not netbook.

Any advice on either getting 10.10 to install correctly or locating 10.04 for download would be appreciated.


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Best marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Here some general info on howto made a bootable usb stick with ubuntu on it...

Download ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-i386.iso from
please prefer the torrent protocol to download the iso image

BE SURE to put on the usb stick using unetbootin a valid md5 verified iso image.
unetbootin can be installed and used on Ubuntu and on Windows...

if the md5 of downloaded iso image doesn't match with the md5sum on this page:

please download the iso.torrent image using the torrent protocol from here:

If you are using Windows, install Deluge torrent client:
if you are using Ubuntu you have already trasmission installed to manage the .torrents files (you can also install Deluge on Ubuntu).

The torrent protocol have good download errors checking, downloading using the http or ftp protocol may result with a file with errors in it.
( This is the main reason to ALWAYS check the md5sum of downloed iso images before to burn it to a cd or to tranfert on a usb stick ) .

Here a video on installing ubuntu

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David Goldhar (david-goldhar) said :

Thanks. 10.04 (Lucid) is the one. 10.10 not yet.