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Old 08-04-2013, 04:57 AM   #1
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can't find Ubuntu driver for ASUS Q501LA laptop


Can't find Ubuntu driver for ASus Q50!LA
 
Old 08-04-2013, 05:06 AM   #2
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You lack detail, like which driver?
 
Old 08-04-2013, 05:37 AM   #3
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can't find Ubuntu driver for ASUS Q501LA laptop

Thank you Eddie,

Sorry, I guess "driver" was the wrong word. I want the correct Ubuntu version software for this computer that I can download and install.

Also, do I have to install it "inside" windows, or can it be placed next to windows on the drive I don't want windows running at the same time.

Jeri

PS. I received an email reply on my phone, but I don't know how to find it in this forum..
 
Old 08-04-2013, 05:41 AM   #4
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The 64-bit version should work.
You can boot form Dvd or usb.
 
Old 08-05-2013, 06:00 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by jeriq View Post
Also, do I have to install it "inside" windows, or can it be placed next to windows on the drive I don't want windows running at the same time.
You can either-

Install it with virtualisation (this is not what you want, as that is 'running inside windows')
Native install (what most people do)
WUBI-

Quote:
The Windows-based Ubuntu Installer (Wubi) allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu from within Microsoft Windows. It lets a Microsoft Windows user try Ubuntu without risking any data loss due to disk formatting or partitioning.

Wubi requires Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

NOTE: Hibernation is not supported when installing Ubuntu via Wubi.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi

WUBI is easiest. I dont like it much myself, but it does make the install procedure simpler, no need to shrink windows partitions to make enough space to install.

If you do go for a 'native install' get 12.04, and I'd get 64bit. 32bit will work, but 64bit is the way to go IMO.

I would not get 13.04. Its support length is way to short (9 months from release to end of life, and its already 4 months old.....)

Last edited by cascade9; 08-05-2013 at 09:56 AM.
 
  


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