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GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
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Toshiba Satellite A200 PSAF0A (Millyn)


Millyn is a laptop that came with MS/Windows Vista Home Basic. The laptop features and Intel T2080 dual core CPU with 1.5GB of memory and an 80GB hard drive. It includes an inbuilt card reader, DVD-RAM, Wireless, Bluetooth, Synaptics TouchPad,

These computers do not ship with any MS/Windows install media but include a Recovery Disk Creator application that writes one DVD for the recovery of the system. This precaution was taken, writing a DVD that was available to reboot and install MS/Windows Vista, if it was required (it hasn't been). The hard disk also contains a ``hidden'' partition that can be used directly to reinstall MS/Windows, and this is invoked by holding the numeric 0 key down when turning on the computer.

Ubuntu (7.10) was installed from CD (4 February 2008). The CD image was downloaded from Ubuntu. A dual boot system has resulted, using both the MS/Windows EasyBCD application and Grub! The use of EasyBCD was not necessary (Ubuntu found the Vista partitions) however, when Ubuntu got to the final screen it did not report that it found the Vista OS.

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