Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Install for Advent 9415
This is an installation exercise for a colleague of mine who asked for a Linux distro to be installed to a Laptop Advent 9415 this comes equiped with the following features:
Dell BIOS UpdateDell bios upgrade
Ever wanted to update your bios on your computer or laptop but cant because your not running windows. Here's a solution we came across that seems to work for the Dell 1521 Laptop and should work on other Dell also running Linux. This will work for Dell computers running both Gentoo and Ubuntu Linux.
If you want to install Ubuntu for this machine type we recommend you install the Lucid Lynx version 10.04, the 64Bit version functions as adequately as the 32Bit version, however apart from some slowness I noticed when using the browser the 64 bit seems just as good as that of the 32 bit version at least as far as I know. Lucid Lynx Version 10.04 is the LTS (Long Term Support) there are later version from Ubuntu, Linux Mint and others that may work but so far the only one I have found that the wireless works on 64 bit and 32 bit is Lucid Lynx.
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro
A laptop with the following spec:
Distro Compatible Hardware
Strange as it seems the hardest area to get a Linux distribution to work from CD/DVD on given hardware, is not so much the never ending march for new Databus adapters, as it is to master Linux on Laptops. The hardware market for laptops or notebooks seem to change faster than for their Desktop PC equivalents, it is also true that the newer the Laptop/Notebook design the greater the degree of difficulty needed to accomplish a functional working system.