REMOVE THE WINDOWS-LOGO STICKER, **** ON IT AND THEN BURN IT!
Otherwise for those of you wondering, it's a...
Display: 16" HD/LED
CPU: Intel Duo T6600 @ 2.2 GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR2
GPU: Geforce GT 220M, 1 GB GDDR3 (maybe GDDR2, dunno)
HD: 320 GiB
Price: approx 1000 USD (price in sweden).
Kubuntu disc burned and good-to-go! Wish me luck with the install!
UPDATE ON INSTALLATION:
* Had to reshuffle partitions a bit.
Didn't like the kubuntu cd's partition manager, so I burned and used gparted. But they mention a scary bug in the stable releases of gparted at http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php. I had to use a test version.... TEST VERSION FOR PARTITIONING :-/. Now that got me worried!
* Done partitioning!
Table looks as follows (320 GiB hd, all numbers approx):
+ 1 MB unallocated (first in drive... dunno, it was like that and I thought better to leave it).
+ 17 GiB recovery partition (no fan of it, but thought better leave than kill).
+ 60 GiB NTFS Windows 7 (shrunk from staggering 140 GiB).
+ 4 MB unallocated (annoying couldn't get rid of it... has to do something with ntfs).
+ 180 GiB NTFS for data storage.
+ 50 GiB EXT4 for kubuntu (under extended partition).
+ 1 GiB SWAP (extended too).
Some of you may say too much mem for ext4, but it's a pretty powerful notebook and so maybe I'll experiment with lots of apps, who knows . Same goes for 60 GiB windows 7, maybe I won't be able to resist it and install ton of games .
* Kubuntu installed!
Only two problems that occured:
I never got to explicitly choose what partition to use for swap (couldn't make the choice in swap partition's property window, list was greyed out). Hope it worked out well anyway, but heck who needs swap with 4 gig ram
When I clicked restart button when install had finished, screen just went completely black (but still illuminated).... REALLY SCARY! I ejected CD and did a Alt+SysRq+RSEIUB that did the trick!
* GRUB up and running!
I first checked if windows 7 works and so it does well! unfortunately I started doing recovery discs in windows (just in case) and it will take a while. So I haven't tested kubuntu... yet.
* GAAAAH! STUPID WINDOWS!
So I'm burning the recovery discs, right? The app hasn't even prepped the iso file to burn to the discs, and this small popup says "waky waky clock is 3:00 am so it's time to download some windows updates and install them, and oh just so you know your system will reboot so you be sure save all data ok buddy?".
All of a sudden there's this race against time to find this 3:00-am-update setting and turn it off before it wastes the app that is creating the recovery discs.
... What. Is. Wrong. With. Programmers. At. Microsoft?
* Kubuntu works, yay!
No problems, except that I need nvidia driver v.190.53 (notebook has geforce 220m) and you can't install it via the package manager. Need to figure out how to do this.
* Nvidia driver's installed!
nvidia driver 190 installed, yay! Just followed these instructions:
* Pulseaudio was NOT installed!
This is MOST weird, but can you believe that pulseaudio was not installed from start? No wonder I had no sound!