View Full Version : [SOLVED] Boot, nVidia, and Wireless on HP Mini 311 with 9.10 Karmic

January 27th, 2010, 03:11 AM
So here's how I got 9.10 to work on my HP Mini 311. I followed instructions here (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/479597), here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1287896&page=10), and here (http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-customize-your-ubuntu-live-cd) to get 'er dun. Hope this works for you.

My LiveUSB (didn't try unetbootin) would only give me black screen after grub until i selected noapic and nolapic from the F6 menu. Sweet, now we can install.

After install, go for a restart and BAM another black screen. Here's how I got around that. (Thanks, bigup from launchpad)

1) Boot into Live mode or stay there after install I guess.

2) Mount Ubuntu partition through Places menu

3) Into terminal
sudo chroot /media/yourdisk

4) Blacklist the culprit drivers with (separately)
echo "blacklist b43" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
echo "blacklist ssd" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
echo "blacklist b43-pci-bridge" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf to add those lines to that file (not so elegant but...)

5) Mount /proc and /sys with
mount -t proc none /proc/
mount -t sysfs none /sys/

6) Then run
update-initramfs -u
If you have errors (I did), go
mv /dev/null /dev/null.old
update-initramfs -u
mv /dev/null.old /dev/null

And there you have it. I actually managed to get Ubuntu to boot after I installed and did an update before I got to step one. I don't think that should change anything, though. I hope this helps.

February 7th, 2010, 07:41 AM
Thanks for the useful info, now i can boot my netbook.

February 12th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Just a possible correction which worked for me.

Instead of blacklisting ssd, I blacklisted ssb instead.

I got this after reading the blacklist.conf that ships on the iso of the Mint8 livecd.

Blacklisting ssd did not work for me.

I *was* able to activate wireless using the proprietary hardware drivers tool.


February 20th, 2013, 07:57 AM
Thanks for the very useful writeup! This was key for me getting my 311 up and running.