Friday, January 7, 2011

Destro for 11"

Just finished installing Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 AMD 64 Bit in my Acer Aspire AS1551-4650 Notebook . Configuration is 11.6" , AMD Athlon II Neo K325 (1.30GHz), 2GB DDR3 Memory, 250GB HDD . Installation is a Dual Mode with Windows 7 OS. This was my first ever Ubuntu installation which went as smooth as possible. Instructions posted on Ubuntu site are clear and it was a fast installation. There is only one issue remaining that is the Wireless is currently coming as disabled.For now windows is living without 50 GB of space ( allocated to Ubuntu ).

I would like to make following changes for which I am finding solutions ( Ubuntu community is generous so hopefully that shouldn't take long)

1. Make windows as default boot OS. Requires modification in grub config file.
2. There are several linux options in boot screen 22-generic , 24-generic ( I would prefer only one ). Requires modification in grub config file, need to spend time to understand boot options huh!

My reasons for installing Ubuntu was that its a very light and fast OS . For a notebook which has limited resources Ubuntu seemed a good choice. Also no worries of installing resource demanding Anti Virus software. Only worry is going back to Windows only , that would require to remove linux partition and make windows bootable USB media , as laptop does not have a rom drive. Space Consideration!!