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    Can't install OS's on Asus EEE PC 4

    Hello,

    I have an ASUS eee pc 4g. It had unbuntu on it running but it was really slow. I assume it was a netbook version. I tried to install the following OS'

    LinuxMint 14.1 mate
    eeebuntu 3.0 standard
    ubuntu 9.10 desktop i386
    ubuntu 11.10 desktop i386


    on it using unetbootin-windows-442.exe and it just not working. I'm using a Toshiba flash drive with 15 gb on it. I've formatted this stick over and over to fat32. I'm using Win 7 to run unetbootin. When I first tried LinuxMint it got 1/2 way through the installation and then crashed. Ever since then, it has not booted to anything with unetbootin.


    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    Unhappy Re: Can't install OS's on Asus EEE PC 4

    After reviewing the specifications for the Eee™ PC 701 4G, I found it equipped with the Intel® Celeron™ M 353 and 910 chipset, Ethernet, WLAN, and 4 GB SSD. I consider 8 GB the minimum secondary storage for any LinUX GUI, as even XFCE contains several server binaries and dozens of library sockets. According to ASUSTeK, the Eee PC 701 can run Microsoft® Windows® XP™ Home, or alternately GNU® LinUX® 2.6; the design dates back to 2007 and the 701 8G may have been able to run XUbuntu® 8.04-LTS.
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    Re: Can't install OS's on Asus EEE PC 4

    if it has 4GB drive - that is not enough for Ubuntu. Ubuntu needs more than 4GB probably at least abotu 8 GB hard disk space.

    however this shouldn't stop it from booting from USB.

    I suggest you post the exact specificaitons. as for your hard disk size you might give Bodhi Linux a try. Not sure how much space Lubuntu needs, but maybe it would work. otherwise go minimal install iso and then only install things you need. you might be able to squeeze it on 4GB disk.
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    User friendly disk backup: Redobackup

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    Re: Can't install OS's on Asus EEE PC 4

    Install Lubuntu (low disk space requirements) with EXT2 partitioning. Old SSD.... Tweak your SSD right:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd
    Tips, tweaks and how-to's for Ubuntu and Mint:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject
    In for a pleasant surprise? Give Xubuntu a try:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylin...roject/xubuntu

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    Re: Can't install OS's on Asus EEE PC 4

    Wow!

    Thanks for the replies!

    This is helpful.

    These are these are the stats on the machine.

    Asus eee pc 4g

    Also, what about tying Damn Small Linux?

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    Re: Can't install OS's on Asus EEE PC 4

    Still having issues. I tried to edit the BIOS for SSD, but is a very limited bios that doesn't have the access I need.

    Meanwhile, I tried to use unebootin to load Lubuntu and same issue.

    I'm given an initramfs prompt. When I type "exit" it freezes.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Can't install OS's on Asus EEE PC 4

    Found that the issue was UneBootin so now I'm using PenDrive Linux and that loads the OS via USB.

    Thanks for helping me!

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    Re: Can't install OS's on Asus EEE PC 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Pjotr123 View Post
    Install Lubuntu (low disk space requirements) with EXT2 partitioning. Old SSD.... Tweak your SSD right:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd

    I can confirm that Lubuntu runs well on the EEE PC 701.
    All the hardware is supported and works out of the box: wireless, Ethernet, webcam, touchpad, function keys.

    Code:
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1       2.3G  1.7G  487M  78% /
    udev            237M  4.0K  237M   1% /dev
    tmpfs           245M     0  245M   0% /tmp
    tmpfs            98M  396K   98M   1% /run
    none            5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
    none            245M     0  245M   0% /run/shm
    none            100M     0  100M   0% /run/user
    tmpfs           245M     0  245M   0% /var/spool
    tmpfs           245M     0  245M   0% /var/tmp
    /dev/sdc1       597G  280G  317G  47% /media/backup
    /dev/sda4       916M   38M  832M   5% /home
    I gave it a 2.3G root partition. With a default install, this barely fits. I removed a lot of GUI programs, since it is living in a box together with an external HDD to be my NAS.
    I also gave it 512MB swap, you probably could use half that and not have a separate home partition like I have.

    It is nice to breathe new life in to old hardware with distributions like Lubuntu!

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    Thumbs up Re: Can't install OS's on Asus EEE PC 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Statia View Post
    I can confirm that Lubuntu runs well on the EEE PC 701.
    All the hardware is supported and works out of the box: wireless, Ethernet, webcam, touchpad, function keys.

    Code:
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1       2.3G  1.7G  487M  78% /
    udev            237M  4.0K  237M   1% /dev
    tmpfs           245M     0  245M   0% /tmp
    tmpfs            98M  396K   98M   1% /run
    none            5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
    none            245M     0  245M   0% /run/shm
    none            100M     0  100M   0% /run/user
    tmpfs           245M     0  245M   0% /var/spool
    tmpfs           245M     0  245M   0% /var/tmp
    /dev/sdc1       597G  280G  317G  47% /media/backup
    /dev/sda4       916M   38M  832M   5% /home
    I gave it a 2.3G root partition. With a default install, this barely fits. I removed a lot of GUI programs, since it is living in a box together with an external HDD to be my NAS....

    It is nice to breathe new life in to old hardware with distributions like Lubuntu!
    Thanks for a confirmation on LUbuntu®. I'll definitely consider this sub-distro for older desktop hardware that can run efficiently in a non-GUI environment with any number of hard drives.
    Gigabyte MA78GM-S2HP / AMD Athlon X2 5600+
    Audio: Creative Laboratoies SB0350 (PCI)
    Video: ATI Radeon HD 3200 (planar)

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