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Setting up Ubuntu 7.10 on HP Pavillion dv6500t laptop

Ok. this is my new challenge. Having worked on linux for so long and always wanted to see ubuntu on my laptop, I started setting it up on my new HP laptop and I am going to use latest and greatest Ubuntu 7.10.

First the specs of the laptop...
HP Pavillion dv6500tIntel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7300 (2.00 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)15.4" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)2GB DDR2
383MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GSHP Imprint (Influx) + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam + MicrophoneIntel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection120GB 5400RPMLightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer
Now, coming to some action...

Nothing could be much simpler.
Boot using the Ubuntu CDDouble click the "install" iconFollow the simple on-screen instructionsReboot after installation and you are on your new ubuntu desktop (login window actually)Login using the username and password you created during installation.
Connecting to Internet
well, that surel…