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General Enquiries

Postby Trimeresurus » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:12 am

Well, after installing Ubuntu a couple of weeks ago, my experience of it has been nothing short of a nightmare, subsequently, I have decided to give Linux Mint a try.

I do however have a few questions with relation to hardware compatibility.

- After installing Ubuntu, it took rather a long time, and the help of a friend in order to get the integrated WiFi card on this system actually working, the card in question is manufactured by Atheros, but from what I can gather, Linux support for Atheros cards is somewhat thin on the ground? It would be nice to know if, by a stroke of lucky my card will work 'out of the box', or if there is a 'quick fix' of sorts.

- Is there a quick and easy way to leave my files on this system, but get rid of Ubuntu completely upon installing Linux Mint? I suppose my only option would be to leave Ubuntu on this system temporarily, transfer the files to Mint, and then somehow delete Ubuntu?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Re: General Enquiries

Postby Husse » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:13 am

Unless you have some separate partition for your data you assume correctly
Atheros is a bit of a problem but several Atheros chips work with the Windows drivers and ndiswrapper so to say something definite I need to know the chip
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