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Old 04-12-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
eaglerockdude
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Asus Eee PC 1005HA-PU17 how to install linux?


I have installed linux(mint and ubuntu) on a few laptops, but i have an ASUS eEEE netbook PC..Atom processor...No DVD drive...

I have chosen PUPPY Linux distro, and I have booted from a thumb a few times to make sure everything seems to work....but...when I start trying to install...well...its asking me about using the partition tool to change the types of partitions that are best for linux...

I am not understanding the instructions...as far as what i need to do...has anybody done this install ,,,the current netbook OS is Windows Starter 7. I just want to REPLACE it entirely with linux puppy. I did not encounter this on my laptop installs..i just said yes...replace the current OS..but somehow the netbook install is acting different....do i need to change the partitions or can i just take the defaults...I forge the exact partition extentsions..something line ntfs and it says to change to ext2 and ext3...not sure how to do that...

Can some direct me to the best way to do this? thx.

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Old 04-12-2015, 06:25 PM   #2
roger_1960
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Hi

The difference is that ubuntu and mint both have great install tools which deal with partitioning for you. Puppy is really intended to be run from a usb or cd/dvd permanently. To Install puppy using the full hard drive I think you need to use gparted (or similar) from the live session to wipe the hard drive and reformat it as ext2,3 or 4 and then install puppy. Read the puppy forums on frugal and full installs for more info before doing anything.

An alternative would be to try installing LXLE 14.04 which is a lightweight distro based on lubuntu and should install easily (as per ubuntu). Really good IMO.

Roger
 
Old 04-12-2015, 06:32 PM   #3
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Hi

The difference is that ubuntu and mint both have great install tools which deal with partitioning for you. Puppy is really intended to be run from a usb or cd/dvd permanently. To Install puppy using the full hard drive I think you need to use gparted (or similar) from the live session to wipe the hard drive and reformat it as ext2,3 or 4 and then install puppy. Read the puppy forums on frugal and full installs for more info before doing anything.

An alternative would be to try installing LXLE 14.04 which is a lightweight distro based on lubuntu and should install easily (as per ubuntu). Really good IMO.

Roger
Makes sense..the install does not seem to be as straight forward. I just want a lightweight distro for a netbook. Thanks for the recommendation. I will take your advice and try LXLE..Thanks Rodger!
 
Old 04-14-2015, 08:00 AM   #4
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I looked at LXLE but did not like the UI..reminded of of windows but thx. I downloaded and MD5 checked Bodhi which i had use in the past LIVECD and liked. When i try to install I get a window message" Oh no this is bad..unsupported modules" bug.

I have tried with two separate downloads. Some sites suggest formatting the drive on the PC first? Not clear on that.

Has anyone had this issue in particular with Bodhi? thx.
 
  


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