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Ubuntu 8.10 upmc for the Asus EeePC? Don't bother, just install the full distro

Jan 14, 2009, 09:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gary Richmond)

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"I know that the hacker community has been uber busy since the Asus EeePC broke through the clouds heralded by bugling heavenly angels and Seraphims announcing its arrival in the digital firmament. The roll call of customised GNU/Linux distros has grown impressively. Most of them are designed for a full SSD install to replace the Xandros OS. There are versions too for running some distros from a USB stick but they were not, in the first instance at least, for novices. In the year since the EeePC arrived on my doorstep matters have progressed significantly. Several distros designed for standard laptops have developed GUI tools for installing GNU/Linux onto a USB stick that take the pain out of formatting, partitioning and making it bootable. If you can point and click you'll be in hog Heaven.

"Two GUIs stand out: Live USB Creator for Fedora and Create a USB Startup Disk in the menu of Ubuntu 8.10 (under Accessories). The latter is presumably specific for creating bootable Ubuntu USB images whilst the corresponding tool in Fedora only allows you to work with Fedora distros. There is a third option: Ubuntu Mobile itself has developed a version of Intrepid Ibex (8.10) specially modified for UMPCs and MIDs. (It was preceded by the Ubuntu Remix project from which it borrowed code and ideas.)"

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