Taking Linux On The Road With Ubuntu

Compatibility

Since the Ubuntu H2 is designed to give users a highly portable and versatile operating system, we decided to run the device on several other computers. Here is what we found.

Dell Inspiron 510m


Boots properly, but it takes quite some time. The notebook's sound system does not seem to be supported, and reinstalling Ubuntu did not help.

Dual Xeon / THG Storage Test System


Worked properly, but took forever to browse the Ubuntu mini DVD.

Asus A8V with ATI Radeon 9600


There seems to be a problem accessing the H2, because all three possible kernels (EHCI, UHCI and OHCI) crashed as follows:

Pivot_root: No such file or directory
/sbin/init: 428: Cannot open dev/console: No such file
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempting to kill init!

It is recommended to use the EHCI version, as it is supposed to deliver the shortest bootup times.

Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal


When we first booted the Ubuntu on the H2 it took 13 minutes to boot. Changing the USB port reduced this to four minutes only.

Averatec Pentium M Notebook


Worked properly except for the Wireless module being always active.

Create a new thread in the US Reviews comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
No comments yet
Comment from the forums
    Your comment