[clug] Eeebuntu

Adam Thomas adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 22:16:12 GMT 2009

2009/1/6 jhock <jhock at iinet.net.au>:
> Hi,
> I have just bought an Eee PC 1000 HDD with (unfortunately) Windows XP.
> I want to get rid of Windows and load Ubuntu.  I have downloaded ubuntu
> 8.10 and created a bootable USB memory stick.  I am now downloading the
> Eeebuntu 8.10 and will copy it to my USB stick.
> The problem that I have is setting the BIOS to boot from the USB stick.
> I can't seem to get that to work.  Any hints to do this while I'm
> waiting for the Eeebuntu to download?

The wiki at eeeuser.com[0] says holding down ESC during the POST
sequence gives a boot device selection menu. This worked on my 701 and
I assume it will be the same for the 1000HD.

[0]: http://wiki.eeeuser.com

> Thanks.
> John
> On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 14:11 +1100, Fred Pilcher wrote:
>> Happy new year, all. :-)
>> Just thought I'd report on installing Eeebuntu Standard 2.0 on my Eee
>> 901. Long story short - brilliant. It's a real pity to see support for
>> and development of the Xandros build for the Eees going down the
>> gurgler, but the Eeebuntu guys have done an excellent job.
>> http://www.eeebuntu.org/
>> It all worked pretty well OOTB, though I really really really don't like
>> Gnome and would love to get KDE 3.5 running on it. Nevertheless, with a
>> little tweaking I've got most of my preferred software running and Gnome
>> doing most of the stuff that KDE does.
>> One thing that blew me away was that Compiz works. I really didn't think
>> the Eee would have enough grunt to run that eye candy, but it works
>> perfectly.
>> The other surprise was that Kaffeine happily plays SD teevee using that
>> little Asus USB tuner that I got last year. It struggles with HD, but
>> that's only to be expected. DVD Mpvies are no problem at all.
>> I thoroughly recommend it. :-)
>> Cheers,
>> Fred
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