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  1. #1
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    Aug 2014

    Installing from USB stick onto Asus EeePC 1005HAB

    Good morning,

    I'm new to the Ubuntu universe. After replacing a failing HDD with a 128GB Crucial SSD, I thought I would try reviving my Asus EeePC 1005HAB with a fresh copy of Ubuntu instead of another bloaty Windows install.

    This is a netbook so there is no CD/DVD drive - therefore the need to install from a USB stick. I'm using a generic 1GB USB flash drive and I've loaded the .ISO file onto it using the Universal USB installer Utility.

    As far as install goes, I've gotten as far as selecting a time zone - the other times I've powered up and attempted to install I have been plagued with random shut downs. Could this be an Ubuntu install issue or is it more likely that it is hardware related?

    Any thoughts? Thanks for all your help... I'm excited to get going with Ubuntu!

    Netbook details:
    ASUS EeePC 1005HAB
    Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHZ processor
    Crucial 128GB V4 SSD (replaced a dying WD 160GB HDD)
    1GB RAM

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Re: Installing from USB stick onto Asus EeePC 1005HAB

    Is 1G really enough for the desktop iso? I use 2G, and find that the requirement for 1024M free keeps me from using persistence, so you may be a bit tight trying to use 1G without persistence.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2014

    Re: Installing from USB stick onto Asus EeePC 1005HAB

    A very good thought. I had wondered about this when I read the installation FAQ. I'll try that first thing this evening. I guess the other question would be would this cause random shut downs through the installation process?

  4. #4
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    Nov 2011

    Re: Installing from USB stick onto Asus EeePC 1005HAB

    wc -c ubuntu-14.04-desktop-*.iso
    1010827264 ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso
    1017118720 ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso
    Check the size of the pendrive with

    sudo parted -l
    Result in MB (10-based)
    sudo fdisk -lu
    Result in MB (10-based) and bytes


    So a 1 GB pendrive should be enough, if it is slighly oversized (more than 1 GB (10-based)), at least if you clone the iso file with mkusb.

    See this link Howto make USB boot drives

    But it might be a good idea to get a new pendrive, either a cheap, slow but still reliable 4 GB pendrive or a fast USB 3 pendrive. See these links
    Link to USB 2 and USB 3 speed tests for installers

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