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Old 07-21-2010, 03:25 AM   #1
garincis
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Xandros keyb missconfiguration & no disc space


Hi. I have a eeepc 901 with xandros, and before some automatic (and unwanted) updates I have no available disc space in / partition, but I have plenty space in /home/user partition.
As a result (I suspect), keyboard is missconfigured, firefox always complains about aborted sesions and has no history and much more errors.
Cleaning some old logs help, but it's not a solution.
I have been planning two solutions, but I need advice and courage.
1.- Reinstal system from /ro or /.ro or whatever. I know there is a way, it's somewhere in (R)TFM, but I don't know its drawbacks and when I add new packages available disc space will blow off.
2.- Move some directories (may be /usr/var, help needed) to a new partition torn out from /home/user, and add it to fstab, but
2a.- Can it be done with no danger on a running system?
2b.- Will some file in such directory be needed before automaticaly mounted?
Apologize for so long post
 
Old 07-21-2010, 04:11 AM   #2
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Get rid of Xandros and install Debian.

DebianEeePC/HowTo/Install - Debian Wiki
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/HowTo/Install
 
Old 07-22-2010, 03:29 AM   #3
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Debian?

Thank you craigevil, nice link, but...
1.- Will I have disc enough for debian and some other apps in just 8Gb? Even so, I'll loss any chance to get back to Xandros if somethig goes wrong
2.- Will my EeePC boot in just 30-35 seconds? I program some apps to hurry up my kid, update my to-do & purchase lists,... I can't wait 1 or 2 minutes
3.- Will all hardware (wifi, webcam, 3xUSB, card reader, bluetooth) work fine?
4.- What about Easy Peasy vs. DebianEeePC?
Thanx again
 
Old 07-22-2010, 07:27 AM   #4
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On my old 701 4gb, Debian takes up right at 1gb of space using lxde as my desktop. Boots in under 30 seconds. All the hardware works.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 02:06 AM   #5
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Wow, I did not know about lxde, but it is even lighter than Xfce
I'll try it.
 
  


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