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
- Create a bootable usb drive from the downloaded image. I used the USB Startup Disk Creator (System > Administration > USB Startup Disk Creator) in my karmic desktop.
It's easy. Boot from the usb drive (check the BIOS) and install like any other Ubuntu release.
This is a tested machine.