"Immediately after turning on the eeepc, press Esc
button a few times until a boot menu comes up. You should see a
list with your cd drive listed. Select it and hit enter.
"After cd boots up, select language then select command line
install. The installation after this point will be pretty straight
forward, asking you the usual questions and requiring you to add a
user name and password.
"When you get to the part about partitioning the drive, you
basically have 2 choices: Guided-use entire disk and manual. If you
choose entire disk, be aware it will use more swap space than doing
manual partitioning and you will be left with about 300mb of free
space after the install is completely finished. If you choose
manual, i recommend using about 128mb of swap space."