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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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    Re: Lubuntu and Eeepc

    This how much space my lubuntu 11.10 takes:

    Code:
    root@lubuntu-laptop:/home/kalehrl# df -h
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1              37G  2.8G   32G   9% /
    udev                  241M  4.0K  241M   1% /dev
    tmpfs                 100M  764K   99M   1% /run
    none                  5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    none                  248M     0  248M   0% /run/shm
    I upgraded it from 11.04 and used bleachbit and it cleaned up 1GB of space.
    So now my lubuntu only takes 2.8GB of space.

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    Re: Lubuntu and Eeepc

    I just don't get it? why can't they use larger than 3GB?

    Anyway, even if you'll go for another distribution, by time, you'll run out of space.

    Lubutnu will take less than 3GB but soon, you'll run out of space.

    It's NOT smart IMHO to use external media (USB, HDD, etc) because that will reduce the speed (such media will run in less speed than your internal HDD) but looks like there is no other choice

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    Re: Lubuntu and Eeepc

    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post
    I just don't get it? why can't they use larger than 3GB?
    That's how big the OP's hard drive is.

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    Re: Lubuntu and Eeepc

    Quote Originally Posted by zhogan85 View Post
    That's how big the OP's hard drive is.
    I know. I was talking about the manufacture company

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