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Installing Kubuntu 6.06 Dapper on Acer Travelmate 2420

I just joined the Ubuntux community and this is my first message. So, "hi!" to everybody.   I just bought my new laptop which is -as you see- Acer Travelmate 2420. For people who are thinking of a bargain price, it has a very good value of USD 600. It has built-in wi-fi capability with 1.9 GHz Intel Centrino. Mine has the ipw2200 wireless chipset, some of the notebooks in this series has Atheros chipset.   Regarding the notebook, it has pre-installed Linux options, but I couldn't find one in my country [Turkiye]. Accepting the EULA does not matter, since it is preinstalled, you have to pay the price [ridiculous but it is a "take it or leave it" situation]. Knowing that I paid the price and the hard disk will be "fdisk"ed in a couple of minutes, I accepted the EULA and written the four recovery cd's. Note that Acer does not give the recovery cd's but you make them when you boot. I put the cd's in my case thinking that in the future I may need them somehow [when selling my notebook].