11.04 reqs 4.4GB to install, dell mini 9 has 4GB SSD
Nominated for Natty by Micah Gersten
I downloaded the 11.04 desktop i386 iso, put it on a usb drive so i could it install it on my netbook, but couldnt even get past the install screen, because it says i need 4.4GB to install ubuntu 11.04. The problem is that my hard drive is only 4GB large, a common size in netbooks. I have run installers for ubuntu 10.10, 10.04, 9.10 and 9.04 netbook editions on my netbook and never had a problem before. I notice that 11.04 has netbook and desktop editions combined into a single ISO, so maybe that is why the error happened in 11.04 and not before.
Also, I notice that the install footprint of 10.10 is around 2.1GB, so it shouldnt be a problem running 11.04 unless they truly added 2GB of junk to the OS. The problem is I just can't get past the installer.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: ubuntu-netbook (not installed)
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Date: Thu Apr 28 05:43:29 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)