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Old 12-21-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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Exclamation Can not install Linpus Light for the children. Please help me...


I have recently bought an HP 2133 with XP.

When i am not using XP, i would like the children to be able to learn on the very simple Linpus Light environment (I was hoping to install it on my 16Gb USB stick).

Since i do not want to buy an external DVD ROM, I have tried installing Linpus Light ISO from my USB stick with "unetbootin-windows-304"
On the first screen with the penguin it stuck completely.
I tried with "unetbootin-windows-304" the set up from the disk drive of the laptop and this time I got the menu options, but neither the Live CD, nor the Installation work, as they stuck on the first screen with the penguin and the bar as well.

I have never used Linux before, I tried Ubuntu and Fedora, they both work fine, but they are not very easy for the children...

I read that Linpus Light sees only IDE drives and not USB or SATA, I must change the HDA to SDA in order to see the drives, but to be honest I have no idea what these mean or where I can find them...

Can anyone please be so kind to help me...?

Thank you for your time,
Yours Nick.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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I agree that Linpus Lite looks pretty easy, but as you've found out the hard way, it's not so easy to install and maintain since it lacks sufficient hardware support (I couldn't get it to recognize WXGA, for instance), and some have reported update problems. I'd suggest you try eeebuntu - it offers a similar interface while being mostly Ubuntu underneath and offering a very well supported kernel (which means that hardware support is really advanced). There's also Ubuntu Eee, but I had some issues with that, so I can't recommend it fully - until it broke, it was working very convincingly indeed, though.

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Old 12-22-2008, 07:44 AM   #3
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I agree that Linpus Lite looks pretty easy, but as you've found out the hard way, it's not so easy to install and maintain since it lacks sufficient hardware support (I couldn't get it to recognize WXGA, for instance), and some have reported update problems. I'd suggest you try eeebuntu - it offers a similar interface while being mostly Ubuntu underneath and offering a very well supported kernel (which means that hardware support is really advanced). There's also Ubuntu Eee, but I had some issues with that, so I can't recommend it fully - until it broke, it was working very convincingly indeed, though.

M.
Thank you so much for your response, I will try them, do they have the same environment as Linpus? I mean with the large category icons and not the (windows) based style?
 
Old 12-22-2008, 09:46 AM   #4
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being the die-hard noob that I am, I would try use a wolvix/INSERT livecd and gparted to make the partition I was wanting to install on >>thus learning the different hd*'s and sd*'s and filesystem types, and then would download the .iso, checking the md5 checksum, and copy it to the harddrive and use a grub bootfloppy >ala
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/4622
to make my floppy disk drive boot through to (what could conceivably be) a dvd .iso image (??and from there an installer??)

I'd just figure that a distro's cd installs would be more tried and proven than their usb &/or net installs are

....just my 2 cents, I wish you luck, as the screenshots at the coding studio look 'really' kid-friendly and cool
 
Old 12-22-2008, 10:25 AM   #5
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I agree that Linpus Lite looks pretty easy, but as you've found out the hard way, it's not so easy to install and maintain since it lacks sufficient hardware support (I couldn't get it to recognize WXGA, for instance), and some have reported update problems. I'd suggest you try eeebuntu - it offers a similar interface while being mostly Ubuntu underneath and offering a very well supported kernel (which means that hardware support is really advanced). There's also Ubuntu Eee, but I had some issues with that, so I can't recommend it fully - until it broke, it was working very convincingly indeed, though.

M.
Thanks for the post on eeebuntu! Yet another one to test out on my eee.
 
Old 12-26-2008, 09:54 AM   #6
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Thank you so much for your response, I will try them, do they have the same environment as Linpus? I mean with the large category icons and not the (windows) based style?
They look very similar and can be handled more or less identically; the software tool used for that additionally is easier to customize and control than Linpus's GUI, which is a good thing in the long run. You can also show/hide software (create/delete starters) while at the same time have a more sophisticated menu available at all times (if you wish to). Look at the screenshots on the websites of those distributions, they show the interface well.

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