Dell Mini 9 With Linux Could Have Storage Issue

Posted: Oct 21 2008, 6:37am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 11:09am CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs


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The low-cost netbook is helping the computer industry weather the storm during the poor economic climate we are seeing around the world. One of the more recent netbooks to hit stores is the Mini 9 from Dell.

It seems Dell made an error with the SSD storage on some of the early Linux based systems. Some of the early systems were set up using a 4GB Ubuntu disc image. That meant that despite having 16GB SSDs installed; only 4GB was ready to be used.

This lead to confusion with some buyers believing the wrong SSD was installed. The extra 12GB of space was there, it was simply not available. Dell has issued a fix for the problem and suggests the users run the recovery DVD to fix the problem. The catch is that data could be lost.

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