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Old 04-18-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
blackhalo26
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Installing eeebuntu from USB


Hey gang -

New to eeebuntu, not necessarily new to Linux. Used to play with Mandrake8 back in the day, then I grew up, lol.

Right now, I'm in a bit of a pickle: I've got an ASUS eee1005 that I'm trying to load eeebuntu -- I've read good things about it! However, I managed to get it (partially) installed using only unetbootin and the eeebuntu-nbr iso. Luckily I've got other working laptops in the house, or I'd be stuck because now I've got a partially installed distro that isn't allowing me usage of my wireless.

Basically, what I'd like to do is be able to go back to the install process and load all the packages I want, which, hopefully, will give me NetworkManager so that I can finally connect.

However, I'm not having much luck. I can boot to the thumbdrive (8gig, btw) but I don't think I've got the right files on it to do the install. I think y'all might be able to help me

Here's what appears on the thumbdrive:

boot.img
boot.img.gz
eeebuntu-3.0.1-nbr.iso
initrd.gz
syslinux.cfg
unetbootin-linux-549
vmlinuz

I would think that with these files on the thumbdrive, it could find its way into the install process. Apparently not. I've read most, if not all of the 'install from USB' threads and how-to's, and it's still not working right -
Now, having a partially installed distro (with GUI that's not GNOME, or KDE. . ?) Are there any options I can use to pickup where the install left off and start adding packages? Or should I just scrap it and re-install?
 
Old 04-18-2011, 02:43 PM   #2
blackhalo26
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I also think I should add that when I DO boot from USB to try to install, it just says 'boot error'. . . no shell access, no nothing.
my syslinux.cfg file reads this:
default vmlinuz
append initrd=initrd.gz ramdisk_size=12000 root=dev/ram rw


Do I need to change some of this, or add files?
 
Old 04-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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better yet, if you're trying the ubuntu 11.04 edition, then just get the desktop one because it is also optimized for netbook.

Perhaps It might work better than what you got there...

And also if booting from usb is not working right for you with uubuntu then install another distro and boot the ubuntu iso through grub, which hopefully someone will get into deeper detail since i'm no expeert in that,,,
 
Old 04-18-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
blackhalo26
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Unetbootin needed p7zip-full in order to properly install -- I really had a partial install going on -- I grabbed that package and installed it, and then ran unetbootin again, and just finished installing eebuntu nbr. I'm not happy with it, and I still can't connect to the internet. Currently, I'm transferring Slackware 13 iso to the thumbdrive and I'm gonna give that a shot, as I'd prefer an actual GUI like KDE or GNOME instead of this faux-GUI in eeebuntu.

Wow. Apparently p7zip isn't a standard package in this distro - commence re-downloading . . .

I'll keep y'all posted, but as for now, I'm scrapping eeebuntu.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 10:42 AM   #5
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Wireless & Wired Connection

I used Unebootin --I had to try 3 different (new) USB drives until I found one that would not stall during the installation process-- to install Ubuntu 10.4. The problem was that once it was installed, I could not connect to the internet. It did not have the wireless & Wired driver needed to connect to the internet.

I then, using Unebootin, installed Linux Mint. As soon as it installed, Mint identified the needed driver. After installing Mint, I connected the netbook to our ethernet cable, selected the already identified 'available driver' icon and within a few minutes, I was happily connected to the internet.

So now I have my old computer with Ubuntu 10.4, and my Acer netbook with Mint.


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Originally Posted by blackhalo26 View Post
Unetbootin needed p7zip-full in order to properly install -- I really had a partial install going on -- I grabbed that package and installed it, and then ran unetbootin again, and just finished installing eebuntu nbr. I'm not happy with it, and I still can't connect to the internet. Currently, I'm transferring Slackware 13 iso to the thumbdrive and I'm gonna give that a shot, as I'd prefer an actual GUI like KDE or GNOME instead of this faux-GUI in eeebuntu.

Wow. Apparently p7zip isn't a standard package in this distro - commence re-downloading . . .

I'll keep y'all posted, but as for now, I'm scrapping eeebuntu.
 
  


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