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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Exclamation Help with instalation of Ubuntu in my laptop.

    Need help finding and installing Ubuntu in my:

    Toshiba Satellite A215-S4767 running Windows Vista Ultimate
    2.20 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-64
    2 GBs RAM
    250 GB Fijitsu MHX2250BT ATA Hard Drive
    Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter
    ATI Radeon X1200 Graphics
    Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-k17LF ATA Optical Drive
    Chicony USB 2.0 Camera

    Can anyone point me to any address that would help?

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    Dec 2008
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    Re: Help with instalation of Ubuntu in my laptop.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Ubuntu Mate Development Release

    Re: Help with instalation of Ubuntu in my laptop.

    Several important considerations regarding what you're about to do:

    1) Your ATI chip is no longer supported with accelerated drivers in current Ubuntu versions. You will be forced to use the open source drivers, which while they do provide excellent graphics support, they will not be useful for 3D gaming. So, if that's a primary reason for installing Ubuntu, don't waste your time.

    2) Be sure to use the Vista Disk Management utility to shrink your Vista OS partition to make room for Ubuntu. Do NOT allow the Ubuntu installer to do this. If you do, you run the risk of corrupting your Vista install and rendering it unbootable.

    3) If you don't have a Vista installation DVD, go to the link below, download and burn the appropriate Vista Recovery CD (which will then allow you to repair the Vista boot loader, should it become damaged during your Ubuntu installation):
    Ubuntu 17.04 Mate, Mint 18.1 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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