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    Lubuntu and Eeepc

    Hi People

    I'm running an original EeePC 900A with ubuntu remix LTS. The main problem is that the 3GB is rapidly filling up with only 30 mb free.

    How does LXDE run on a EeePC 900A and how much hard disk space does it use?

    Thanks for any pointers

    Andy

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    Re: Lubuntu and Eeepc

    Hi,

    I have an EeePC 701, with 4 GB, and in the weekend I installed lubuntu 11.10 on its sdd. It works very,very well!
    But there was one problem: If you run the installer fron a usb stick, it stops while configuring apt.
    The solution is to burn a bootable cd from the iso and install it from that. You need a usb cd/dvd drive for that. Like booting from an usb stick, press ESC when you see the Asus logo, put the cd in, choose the cd drive and press ENTER. That's it. Installation takes about 45 minutes.

    It is a silly bug that installation from a usb drive stalls, that should have been discovered!

    Anyway, it (lubuntu) runs like a charm from the eee pc.

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    Re: Lubuntu and Eeepc

    Even Lubuntu will fill up your 3gb pretty fast, I'm afraid. Have you considered installing your OS of choice (Ubuntu/Lubuntu/whatever) onto an SD card? I know that's a common solution many people with small SSD take. There are several threads detailing this, nothing a little Google can't help with.

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    Re: Lubuntu and Eeepc

    I was just wondering if there is a way to strip ubuntu down some more - I know there are other flavours ....
    The SD card is an excellent suggestion

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    Re: Lubuntu and Eeepc

    As far as stripping down goes, it might be easier to do a minimal install, and only install the packages you want.

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    Re: Lubuntu and Eeepc

    It looks like a lot of these 'new' editions are a bit too heavy for these small eeePCs and it takes a bit of tweaking to shoehorn them in effectively.

    PeppermintTwo is ideal and installs well under the 4GB...less than 2GB. It assumes you are going to rely on the cloud for many things. This makes good sense with the eee!

    Fuduntu is an excellent choice but needs work to trim it down, easily done with help from the Fuduntu forum. Everything on the eeePC701 works and Fuduntu includes Jupiter to improve battery 'duration'....Fuduntu feels like it was made for the small eees.

    By making the exterior SSD your /home file you save a lot of headaches.

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