Just as a comment to one of the questions posted. I had no problems putting the latest stable release of Lubuntu, or any 'buntu' on a USB stick and installing or running a live cd environment.
my eeepc is the 1005hab, so it has a larger HDD.
i'm having some other issues i'll post, but it seems to work great on this set up, much cleaner than any of the other 'buntu's.
For a couple of days ago I start to use Lubuntu 11.10 to avoid gnome3 and unity on my home PCs(wow now VNC work great again ). I like it very much now and have just installed it on my eeePC 900, with 1GB RAM. Wireless, camera and stuff work fine. My only problem I have is how I power-manage. Can't find it under preference or system I want the computer to 'suspend' when it's on battery and the lid is closed, but when it's on AC only the sceen should went off. Another little thing is that I need to type password after suspend.
Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64bit, 13.10 Lubuntu 32-bit on eeePCs and OSX on a G4 800MHz iMac (iLamp). I think I have an W7 on one of my Virtualbox machine under 12.04LTS?
I just completed the installation of Lubuntu 10.04 on my old EEE701 with the 4 GB drive. I am very happy to see it working. I do not need the latest software releases but like to have a small PC with the possibility to use my SD drive and USB drives. So far so good, just concerned how long the disk can be used before its is blocked through temp files. Sofar still 2Gb is empty so let us see.
Like I wrote: I do not need the latest software releases but am curious as to why it is recommended to stay with 10.04 but here I find several reports of people installing a later version on the same machine.
FYI: at home we use two desktops with only Ubuntu 10.04 installed. The next LTS version I plan to install after a few months. That will give time to iron out any major bugs.
I am new to the ubuntu forums and I have been reading this sub-forum about Asus Ubuntu Support. While I have found it very interesting and a good read. I have an Asus Eee PC 1018PB with UNR installed and fully operational. I have Gnome GUI installed also. So I guess my question is or maybe not so much a question as an understanding. Why would you want to put a desktop version distro on a netbook when the desktop version won't match up with the hardware on a netbook and vise versa. Hope I am not sounding like jerk it was not my intentions.
After Ubuntu stopped producing the UNR version (Lucid, I think), even though the claim was that the standard ISO would install correctly on limited platforms, I was unable to get it to work with my eeePC 701. I used EasyPeasy for a while but I prefer Bodhi.