For a wubi install? Can install on ntfs for a windows install otherwise it will format in ext4 by default. Try to load it with the vesa driver or if you have a machine with a bit of grunt, just run it in a virtual machine. Save yourself the hassle of dual boot.
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paulmilbank: For a wubi install? Can install on ntfs for a windows install otherwise it will format in ext4 by default. Try to load it with the vesa driver or if you have a machine with a bit of grunt, just run it in a virtual machine. Save yourself the hassle of dual boot.
Yeah on all things there. Re the VM'ing it, I don't have a copy of VMware workstation and I'm running Win 7 Home here and that doesn't come with Win Virtual Machine built into it.
I do have a copy of Fusion 4 on the Macbook though..hmm, now that is a good idea
motorwayne: From what I can gather after talking to a few people, is that Linux isn't so happy on NEW machines with latest gear...Is that about right?
That used to be an issue, but not so much these days. Hardware manufacturers know if they don't want to be kept out of the small server market then their hardware has to be Linux compatible. The only issue that may arise is with graphics cards, but generally gpu manufacturers make sure that they are compatible with VESA drivers, once everything is setup you then grab the proprietary drivers from the repositories. The exception to this is Intel GPUs, they have always had open source drivers and they ship with the kernel.
I would suggest starting out with an older version of Ubuntu (10.04 LTS for example)
Note - I am a bit out of the loop with Ubuntu and what the latest version is (I run Debian here), but 10.04 seemed to accept my nvidia card quite well
Addition: never use the Windows install option with Ubuntu. Also; if the option is still there, use the expert-install gui option. Basically means you have a lot more control of what is installed and how its installed