[conspire] (forw) Ubuntu Netbook Remix Install

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Jan 25 17:29:12 PST 2009

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From: Gloria Bromberg <muymuy1109 at yahoo.com>
To: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>, jim <jim at well.com>,
	daniel at gimpelevich.san-fancisco.ca.us
Subject: Ubuntu Netbook Remix Install

Greetings, Fellow Mafiosi, 

I am proud to announce I am a made woman.  Last night I successfully installed UNR on my Acer Aspire One netbook.  Everything works, including WiFi; I'm writing to you now from a Mission District coffee house.

My initiation would not have been possible without the assistance of you three.  Your collective willingness to educate me in the ways of Linux, and provide the necessary fixes / reinstalls on my Acer gave me the balls to persevere in my quest for entry into the family.

Through your (man)handling, my Acer has spilled its guts and revealed its most secret formulas.  Except one; How to get WiFi to talk.  So I figured, what the hell?  I gotta prove myself sometime.  Might as well be now (otherwise, it could be concrete boots for me).
With online instructions from the Ubuntu Godfather, I managed to download UNR to my SSD, load it on a USB drive, and then installed UNR from the USB.  

Fuckin' A!!!  The shit works!  All of it!  

Thank you.  I owe it all to you guys.  If ever you want me to, uh, return the favors, just lemme know.  You know where to find me.

Your Cousin, 




--- On Mon, 1/12/09, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
Subject: Re: Sat, 1/10 Installfest/RSVP
To: "Gloria Bromberg" <muymuy1109 at yahoo.com>
Cc: "jim" <jim at well.com>
Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 2:01 PM

Hi, Gloria.  

I'm just now downloading the DVD image (1GB) of Ubuntu Netbook Remix
version 1.01 (which you know about from your online research, and might
very well know a great deal more about than I do!), and will burn it to
media for the CABAL disc collection.  Visitors are, FYI, always welcome
to make copies of DVDs or CDs in the collection.

About Netbook Remix:


In origin, it was/is merely a set of a dozen or so additional separate
packages, as add-ons to standard Ubuntu.  However, it appears that a
number of hardware OEMs (computer makers, basically) decided to actually
ship Netbook Remix preinstalled on their small laptops, and therefore
there's a standard DVD image downloadable for OEMs' convenience.

Quoting the "help.ubuntup.com" link, above:

   An Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) installer image with the LPIA kernel is
   now available [link]. Such image can be installed as-is on an Aspire 
   One and most of the steps described are not necessary. Of particular 
   interest, wifi, suspend/resume, webcam and fan control (once BIOS has 
   been upgraded) work out-of-the-box. Card readers have the same issues.

Thus, among other things, the image straightens out the initial driver
setup (esp. WiFi via your Atheros chip) during the initial install, 
as opposed to needing to untangle things after initial installation.

You're very welcome to come down and make a copy, at a future meeting
date.  It's always a good idea, as a Linux user, to possess the ability
to re-install your system.  That's why I encourage CABAL visitors to make
and take away physical copies of whatever they use to install their
systems, and to take written notes on any significant system tweaking,
so they can re-do those if necessary in the future.

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