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.
Hard Drive Partition Layout
/dev/sda1 ntfs WinXP 20 GB -- primary
/dev/sda2 ext3 / 9.54 GB -- primary
/dev/sda3 swap 1.91 GB -- extended
/dev/sda4 -- extended
/dev/sda5 ext3 /home 9.54 GB
/dev/sda6 ntfs tunes 40 GB
/dev/sda7 ext3 /storage 9.54 GB
Post-Install: Software Sources
Added the following:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu jaunty main
Post-install: Extra Software
- Dropbox (sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox)
- Gnome-Do (sudo apt-get install gnome-do)
- Eee-Control (can't get it to work!)
- Powertop (sudo apt-get install powertop)
- Firefox Xmarks add-on
- Gnucash (sudo apt-get install gnucash)
- Aspell pt-pt (sudo apt-get install aspell-pt-pt)
- RAR Support (sudo apt-get install rar unrar)
Everything worked out of the box, including wireless :-)
If you have more tips about using or optimizing the eee please contact me or post a comment :-)