View Full Version : 2008 Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 10.04

April 13th, 2011, 11:45 PM
Hey Guys I am posting this question in the community cafe for this one reason I know there will be more detailed responses and less technical ones.

I have a Dell Mini 9 from 2008. It has Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on it 4GB SSD and 1GB ram. Original Atom Processor.

I need to Update the netbook to 10.04 LTS. Don't worry I will be doing a clean install but I would like to know if I should be worried about Hardware issues. This is my mothers computer so it needs to just work.



April 14th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Actually you can directly upgrade to the new LTS by using.... dist upgrade i believe.... Check this link. Direct upgrade!

April 14th, 2011, 12:40 AM

none..i ran 10.04 & 10.10 with no problems on a mini 9.

16gb ssd & 2gb ram...atom.


April 14th, 2011, 12:56 AM
You cannot actually do a dist upgrade with 8.04 - 10.04 because it creates major error and requires more HD space than 4GBs. So thats not happening. Please read my post. If you read it you would have seen that I am really doing a hard install but want your experiences with hardware.


April 14th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Ah okay that makes sense. Didnt see the SSD size there. Well I have never never never ever had any hardware that worked with a previous edition of ubuntu and not work with the most current.

Except for Sparc Processors, Ubuntu only released Sparc support for 10.04.... But you wont have any issues

April 14th, 2011, 03:21 AM
I am quite aware. Really Looking for hardware incompatibilities. The Version of 8.04 LTS was OEM from DELL so I just need to make sure its going to work.

Thanks alot.

April 14th, 2011, 04:00 AM
writing this from a Dell vostro A90 (small business version of the mini 9 w/ same hardware and running ubuntu 10.04 perfectly with the original Atom proc / 8Gb ssd / 1 Gb ram using a 16 Gb SD card to keep most data on. It came with Dell's idea of Ubuntu which I (nearly) immediately replaced with 8.04 which, except for a slight tweek required to get the sound working, worked very nicely. I did a fresh install of 10.04 about 3 weeks after release and have, to date, had no issues at all with it.