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Old 08-09-2010, 02:37 AM   #31
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I have never done a USB installation myself so I can not guide you through it, I have supplied links above that were fairly complex but are guides how to do it, maybe someone else on here will have a simpler way to do this, however it will require making the USB Stick itself a bootable device as well, what again, I have never done myself, so I shall have to leave you in the hands of others for now.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 02:39 AM   #32
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system info: bios version 1302, Bios date 0/11/2009, Build infnfo 2007-10-19 13:03, CPU type: intel(R) Mobile Processor, memory size: 512 MB, Motherboard version x.xx
 
Old 08-09-2010, 04:02 AM   #33
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thanks too rEsistance your advice helped me find all that need too be done and for anyone with the similar problem follow these steps perfect walkthrough and explinations of why the os is the way it is

To begin with, open a terminal by pressing CTRL-ALT-t; there is no shortcut icon for the terminal. Once the terminal is open, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file by executing sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list; vim is also available if you prefer.

When the file is open, navigate to the end of the file and add the following lines to it:

deb http://xnv4.xandros.com/xs2.0/upkg-srv2 etch main contrib non-free

deb http://dccamirror.xandros.com/dccri/ dccri-3.0 main

deb http://www.geekconnection.org/ xandros4 main

deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/eeepcrepos/ p701 main etch

Save the file and exit. Next, create the /etc/apt/preferences file and edit it. Because multiple extra repositories have been added, care must be taken that if there are any duplicate versions of the same software, the Xandros-supplied ones will always come first. This is accomplished by using “pinning”, which will indicate to apt which repositories take higher preference than others. Add the following to /etc/apt/preferences:

Package: *

Pin: origin update.eeepc.asus.com

Pin-Priority: 950

Package: *

Pin: origin

Pin-Priority: 925

Package: *

Pin: origin xnv4.xandros.com

Pin-Priority: 900

Package: *

Pin: origin dccamirror.xandros.com

Pin-Priority: 850

Package: *

Pin: origin www.geekconnection.org

Pin-Priority: 750

Package: *

Pin: release a=stable

Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *

Pin: release a=testing

Pin-Priority: 650

Package: *

Pin: release a=unstable

Pin-Priority: 600

Now use apt to update the repository metadata:

$ sudo apt-get update

Once this is done you can use apt to install software that does not come with the default Xandros OS. For instance, to install the text editor joe, use:

$ sudo apt-get install joe

Apt also allows you to see what dependencies may be pulled in when you attempt to install packages by performing a dry-run install transaction. This is very good idea to keep from getting a system full of dependencies you did not expect. This can be done by adding the -s argument to the apt-get command:

$ sudo apt-get -s install joe

Getting new packages installed onto the ASUS Eee PC is not difficult, and the setup is required only once. From this point forward, any application built for Xandros or third-party applications compiled specifically for the Eee PC are now available. You can also use this to upgrade packages that were previously installed on the Eee PC, by doing:

$ sudo apt-get -s dist-upgrade

This will provide a list of available packages to upgrade. Omit the -s option to perform the actual package upgrades.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 05:41 AM   #34
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Question dual boot from usb stick

can anyone tell me how too set up dual boot on my eee pc netbook via usb stick i have an older version of xandros and want too boot ubuntu from the usb stick. any tips or info would be awesome

thanks
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:30 AM   #35
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Lots of useful advice about installing linux on your eee is available here http://wiki.eeeuser.com/
 
Old 08-09-2010, 01:04 PM   #36
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can anyone tell me how too set up dual boot on my eee pc netbook via usb stick i have an older version of xandros and want too boot ubuntu from the usb stick. any tips or info would be awesome

thanks
=)
There are a few different ways to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. Here are the official instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

There are also some great how-tos at the eeeuser site I linked to earlier: http://eeeuser.com

Don't hurry, do lots of research (from trusted sources!), and be patient with yourself. Learning a new skill like Linux is hard work, but very rewarding.

Last edited by snowpine; 08-09-2010 at 01:06 PM.
 
  


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