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    Quick question about Dell Mini 9

    Can it boot off a USB thumb drive to install Ubuntu?
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    Re: Quick question about Dell Mini 9

    Yes.

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    Re: Quick question about Dell Mini 9

    +1 to Yes
    I have a mini 9 myself, though I now wish I'd have gotten an MSI Wind for half the price /sigh.

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    Re: Quick question about Dell Mini 9

    Quote Originally Posted by humphreybc View Post
    Can it boot off a USB thumb drive to install Ubuntu?
    yep, but you will probably have to mod your bios
    OH NOES!!! I HAZ CRASHED SERVER!! WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?! CAUSE ITS FUNNY!!!!
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    Re: Quick question about Dell Mini 9

    Quote Originally Posted by rhcm123 View Post
    yep, but you will probably have to mod your bios
    ????

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    Re: Quick question about Dell Mini 9

    Quote Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
    ????
    modify your bios (boot initiation operating system). You know when you see the computer logo or the set of quick diagnostics when you start? That's the bios. On most pc's, it boots the HDD first. If you wanna install via USB, you will probably have to change that. Read your PC manual, but usually F1/F10/F12 at boot gets you into the bios.
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    Re: Quick question about Dell Mini 9

    Quote Originally Posted by rhcm123 View Post
    modify your bios (boot initiation operating system)
    ahem. sorry for being.. well... don't hate me:

    But!

    BIOS stands for "Basic Input Output System"

    Otherwise you are bang on right

    - and I found this video online that details how to get to the BIOS drive order in the Dell Mini 9 BIOS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&v=mN0TkBWZZaY

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    Re: Quick question about Dell Mini 9

    Quote Originally Posted by twignation View Post
    ahem. sorry for being.. well... don't hate me:

    But!

    BIOS stands for "Basic Input Output System"
    DAAARGH, YOU GOT ME!

    Why do computer abbreviations have the ability to stand for 4 different things. E.g. WEP - it's actually wired equivalent privacy, but it could be wireless encryption protocol, wireless equivalent protocol, wired extreme protocol, i'm making these up as i go along, but you get the idea.
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    Re: Quick question about Dell Mini 9

    People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms...
    None but ourselves can free our minds

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    Re: Quick question about Dell Mini 9

    Heh.. PCMCIA.

    Okay thanks that's all I needed to know.
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