Update on the Dell e310

    I've just realised that I never got around to commenting on how to get the Dell working with Ubuntu. Here's what I did (I'm hoping I remember it all correctly):

    • Setup network booting
    • Changed the boot config for the network boot to automatically boot into the right install after a small timeout
    • Disabled the onboard USB controller
    • Installed a random PCI USB controller
    • Rebooted the target machine
    • The installer now netboots, and goes into the kernel with no interaction from the keyboard
    • Install like normal

    So, I just leave the onboard USB controller disabled, and use the PCI one.

posted at: 09:53 | path: /diary/toys/dell/e310 | permanent link to this entry

    ### Michael Still

    The USB works perfectly with Ubuntu Dapper Drake (the newest version at the time of writing this). More details here.

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