View Full Version : Install on HP Mini 110-1030CA

September 20th, 2009, 05:55 PM
I'm going to be installing Ubuntu on a friend's netbook, the HP Mini 110-1030CA (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/321957-321957-3832382-3832383-3832383-3943764-3979285.html), and I'm wondering about the best version to install. Should I use 8.04, 8.10, 9.04, the Netbook Remix, or something else (I've read a bit about this "Mi" thing)? I mean, which will work best on that machine with the fewest tweeks, and what would those tweeks be?

My friend wants to dual-boot with Windows XP (already installed and in use) and really only wants Ubuntu to get WiFi access at school. I will be instaling this over lunch, so I have about 30 minutes to get everything done (I may be able to do a bit during the class after lunch) and will only have a weak WiFi signal, so I'd like to download anything I need in advance of going into the install.

October 3rd, 2009, 11:33 PM
WEll the Mi Edition wont work on the 1030CA. I have the same model and it gets to 15% and stops. it seems to happen to alot of users in the 110 model range. Ubuntu MBR works very well and just needs a sound tweak. Windows 7 also works great. I recommend a duel boot of the two for max compatibility when traveling. But of course he can keep XP.

October 4th, 2009, 02:24 AM
"MBR"? If you meant the Netbook Remix, that is what I ended up installing for him, and he's happy with it. What's the sound tweak needed though? (I don't think he;s tried sound at all yet, but better safe then sorry if t doesn't work,