Clean install on partition
Step 1 – Install onto separate partitions from Windows (NB make main ext3 partition “/”)
Step 2 – Get broadcom wireless card working. Pull across bcm43xx-fwcutter_006-1_i386.deb and install it (do not automatically try to get file – see next step)
Step 3 – sudo bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware ~/Desktop/wl_apsta.o
NB drop files on desktop to start process. Delete both afterwards
Step 4 – Give wireless network the password and save it to the keyring
Step 5 – Run Update Manager and update anything needed (required to get proprietary ATI driver going it seems)
Step 6 – Use ATI video card driver, reboot, then set refresh rate to 90Hz
Step 7 – sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree
Open Firefox and check out www.youtube.com as test.
Step 8 – sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst and set pause to 7 (from 10) and default to probably 4 (XP for the time being)
Step 9 – Grab wallpaper from Windows partition.
Wishlist – flash installed in GUI way; dual monitors easy to set up; bug #91192 fixed so I can get newest Edubuntu onto kids’ computer, 3D ready to go in Chess game or easy to add using GUI.
Overall verdict – It all works and I’m looking forwards to Gutsy Gibbon 🙂