If you were looking for instructions on how to install Ubuntu on the Samsung NC10 netbook (or similar) you can go to my previous post, just put ‘NC10’ in the search box in the right sidebar.
Upgrading my netbook from 9.10 (karmic) to 10.04 ‘Lucid Linux’ was simple. and largely trouble free.
In my previous post I explained that after installation you need to add a new software source, otherwise known as a repository. This is a simple task and it will mean that the NC10 will apolitically install, and keep updated, the extras that it needs to work the blue function keys.
To upgrade the first thing to do is to do a normal software update by going into System > Administration and choosing ‘Update software’. When the update is complete you will see a box at the top of the update window telling you that an upgrade is available. Click on that and you are away. The whole process will take a few hours depending on you broadband speed so be prepared to be able to get on with something else when it works away.
If you upgraded like me you will see that the software source you had for you NC10 has now been disabled. This is because that old one will not work for ‘Lucid Linux’ the new Ubuntu. You will need to add ppa:voria/ppa to your Software Source list.
As I write this the ppa:voria/ppa has almost completed the fixes but not quite. My NC10 works well as it is though. I think it is only the back-light control and am waiting for now.
The quickest way to update to update your netbook is by doing a clean install of Linux. The process is quick compared to the sort of update I mention above. The reason the above update is so slow is that once the new software is downloaded it takes a long time to install due to the slowness of the netbook processor, one of the few times it is noticeable.