Installing Ubuntu on Eee PC

Almost forget to blog about this…

Eee PC is a tiny laptop from ASUS, check out the details from this link: http://eeepc.asus.com

Note, let me stick with ‘tiny laptop’ than a proper term until every legal thing is sorted.

Eee PC is small, light weight and it comes with no CD ROM. I can spend extra money to buy an external CD ROM but I couldn’t be bothered with it.

My first attemped is to get Ubuntu Live CD running on a flash drive. But after, I spent a few hours trying to get Ubuntu on a stick, I gave up. So, I went and pulled my IDE external HDD case apart as well as pulled the CD ROM Drive from my PC and connected everything together. It worked great. I’m glad that pulling a few things together can save a lot of money and yes, most of my IT equipments are pretty out-of date (IDE/SATA).

I put Ubuntu CD in (can be downloaded from http://www.ubuntu.com), connected the external CD ROM to USB, pressed F2 (Changed to boot from CD ROM) and my Ubuntu was slowly running. Please note the word ‘slow.’ Everything went smoothly, the installation process went really well, except the screen is too small (not-so-high). It was not enough to display the whole configuration page, with a help of ALT key, everything was ok.

After, I have my Ubuntu running there are a few issues that I have to solve. I refered to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC and now I have Ubuntu running happily on my Eee PC, of course with wifi.

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One Response to Installing Ubuntu on Eee PC

  1. Ann says:

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Ann

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