Sunday, January 31, 2010

Installing Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix (Asus Eee 1000HE)

After installing Karmic in my desktop and laptop, its time for my Asus Eee 1000HE.

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

I will keep the dual booting with Windows XP and Ubuntu. The Eee is my only Windows machine right now.

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-9.10-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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Virtualbox 3.1

Following previous posts about installing Virtualbox, here's the 3.1 update (currently 3.1.2).

If you have a previous version already installed you need to manually install the new one.


  • Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software.
  • Add the following sources for Intrepid (check your distribution here)
  • Download and register Sun authentication key
$ wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  • Be sure your source list is updated
$ sudo apt-get update
  • Be sure you have dkms installed (so Virtualbox host kernel is automatically updated as you update your system kernel)
$ sudo apt-get install dkms
  • Install Virtualbox 3.1
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.1
  • Logoff and login again
  • Start Virtualbox at Applications > System Tools > Sun VirtualBox
  • If you want you can optionally register your VirtualBox installation
  • If you have a Windows Virtual Machine don't forget to install the Guest Additions (after starting the virtual machine go to Devices > Install Guest Additions)