Quick HOWTO Install Linux on XPS M1330 w/ Vista and Media Direct
To save the pain from others of repeating my mistakes, I’ll write this short howto. In the end you should have a working system with Ubuntu, Vista and Dell MediaDirect.
- Boot using Mediadirect CD, choose the second option and allocate how much you want for Vista (I gave the beast 50GB)
- Install Vista
- Boot into Vista and insert the Mediadirect CD again. Finish MD installation
- Insert your Linux CD, boot
- Install your flavor of Linux (I used Ubuntu Studio) by creating new partitions in the empty second partition.
After this I had a working setup with a working Mediadirect button (I could press the home-button when the computer was off and boot straight into MD)