The hard drive on my Inspiron 1011 (Mini 10v) failed and I'm not sure that I want to use Windows XP again on the new drive I'll soon install, I'm seriously considering the Ubuntu netbooks edition. My question is, after installing Ubuntu, what do I do about drivers? How do I get the correct drivers installed? My biggest concern is he wireless. Thank you.
Installing Ubuntu doesn't quite work the same way as with Windows. If you want visual tutorial, check out videos on Youtube that show you the process.
my Dells:Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Linux MintPrecision M6300 - Windows 10 Pro 64-bitLatitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
Download the netbook version of Ubuntu, create a bootable USB stick and boot it. Choose the "Try Ubuntu" version. See which drivers work and which don't. If you can click on the Wifi symbol in the status area and see routers, then Wifi already works. If not, install to hard disk with the netbook connected to the Internet by ethernet cable. Ubuntu will then look for the drivers on-line. If that does not work, post specific observations on the forum and we'll go from here. Also, check Ubuntu forums at
Works very well; WiFi,
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