11 December 2009

64-bit Encrypted Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Since Ubuntu 9.04 was released back in April I haven’t had much of an opportunity to use it. I got an iPod Touch and needed Windows in order to sync it. Now that we have a MacBook, I can sync there and use my laptop for Ubuntu. Yesterday I downloaded the Ubuntu amd64 alternate install CD and installed Ubuntu 9.04 with full disk encryption and 64-bit OS. This is the first time I have been able to get Ubuntu working on my laptop with both of those features and still been able to use my Wi-Fi card properly as well as the rest of my hardware. For some reason in the past, my Wi-Fi card has not agreed with a 64-bit version of Ubuntu. My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 for those who might have one as well. Now I just need to replace the battery. The battery in this laptop has degraded so much that it only lasts 45 minutes to an hour on a full charge.

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