Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Blog Template

I'm renewing the template on the blog. I'm still working on it, still... what do you think so far?

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (Asus Eee 1000HE)

I have a new Asus Eee 1000HE. It came with Windows XP, but I want to try out Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

The eee don't have an optical drive, so we need to install it using an usb drive.

The goal is dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu. I want Eee to become my main Windows machine; this will allow me to format my Desktop machine to have only have Ubuntu (next release with default ext4 filesystem). I use Windows only to sync my iPod Touch so, this is a great solution.

Download and "Burn" a USB Drive

  • Go to Ubuntu Netbook Remix Download Page and download Ubuntu. 
  • Check the downloaded file hash. The output must be the same as you see in the Ubuntu Hashes Page.
$ md5sum ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img

Install from usb


It's easy. Boot from the usb drive (check the BIOS) and install like any other Ubuntu release.

This is a tested machine so I didn't play that much with the Live Session.


New Asus Eee 1000HE

Last week I bought a new Asus Eee 1000HE. Who can resist a 10% off the price? :-)

The main feature in this new netbook is, of course, the 9.5 hours of battery life. Amazing!
It came with Windows XP. The next thing was installing Linux. I chose Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix.

Here's some pics I've manage to take with my phone.