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Old 10-28-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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Asus 1025C -GRY054S Fresh Linux Install


Hello,
I just recently purchased an Asus 1025C netbook that has:
Intel N2800 1.8ghz processor
320 GB HDD -> Secondary Storage
1GB DDR3 -> RAM

I was thinking of installing debian 64bit xfce OS on the netbook,
I was wondering whether this was possible, I have read some contradicting statements that say that 64bit OS's are not able to be installed, even though the instruction set for the processor says 64bit
->Is this true?
My second question is regarding the OS itself, is Debian a robust OS for netbooks of this caliber, and for wifi and drivers, does it provide a fast and reliable support?
 
Old 10-28-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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Greetingz,

Intel says the chip's 64-bit here. Go grab the 64-bit ISO for your favorite distro and see if it boots.

If your "Secondary Storage" is in the form of an external hard drive, just image the netbook and give Debian a whirl.
 
Old 10-28-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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Oh no, a N2800. Sorry to say, but those chips use a horrible powerVR GPU with virtually zero linux support.

I haev seen some reports about netbooks having the BIOS blocked so that 64bit support isnt avaible. I've never had it happen to me, but I think it could be true.
 
Old 10-29-2012, 03:58 AM   #4
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So cascade9, are you implying that it would be a mistake to install linux on this machine?
 
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Has anyone tried to install a GNU/Linux distribution on a netbook with similar specs,and had success?
 
Old 10-29-2012, 04:26 AM   #6
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So cascade9, are you implying that it would be a mistake to install linux on this machine?
Not really.

The problem with the unsupported video chips is that you are limited to 2D, you wont have any 3D acceleration, and there are problems with the screen blanking.

If you can live with that, and possibly slightly lower battery life, it wouldnt be a mistake to install linux on it.


IMO it wouldnt be a mistake to take it back and try to get a different system

BTW, yes, it appears that 64bit is locked on the Asus 1025C, even with linux-

http://blog.uninstall.it/2012/06/05/...s-eeepc-1025c/
 
Old 10-29-2012, 10:02 AM   #7
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Wow, this is rather disappointing news, I was hoping to install a GNU/Linux distribution on this netbook
 
Old 10-31-2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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...unsupported video chips is that you are limited to 2D, you wont have any 3D acceleration, and there are problems with the screen blanking.
That's half the video chips on the market according to your description. "Screen blanking" defaults from APM-based turn-off-the-screen to just make-the-screen-all-black (which is fine). As for 3D, no one's doing 3D-anything with that CPU.

I have an Asus eeePC NetBook that I've been running Slackware+Solaris+Win7 on for the past year. Linux support is quite nice, however I'm a big tinker'er and am not daunted by cute lil hardware quirks.
 
Old 10-31-2012, 09:09 AM   #9
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That's half the video chips on the market according to your description. "Screen blanking" defaults from APM-based turn-off-the-screen to just make-the-screen-all-black (which is fine). As for 3D, no one's doing 3D-anything with that CPU.
Its nowhere near 'half the video chips on the maket'. CPUs dont do 3D (well, really really old non-GPUs used the CPU for 3D, but that was the 1990s). People might not be playing games with that GPU/CPU setup (though some would and do), its a real problem if you want to run some DEs which require 3D acceleration.
 
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Thumbs down 1025c Non W7 OS installation

I managed to get Windows XP installed, with a lot of searching

to get compatible drivers. A lot of them intended for w7 will not work with XP.

Its an ASUS tradition to make something look $500 pricier than it deserves and then compromise on the quality.Like e.g just 1 socket for headphone and mic. Totally FU keyboard. When you press backspace , it takes the cursor behind all the way and wipes off the typed stuff.

Just checking....did you find the last prob. so pervasive
 
  


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