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Old 10-17-2008, 04:37 AM   #1
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Nothing personal :)


Hello frends!

I bought a laptop for my girlfriend Asus 900 EEE PC (no internal CD-ROM or floppy) with Linux File System do not get me wrong I respect Linux, but my girlfriend dn't know anything about it + she get use to some programs in XP. So I need to change Linux to Windows XP without any bootable CD or Floppy or Flash key. I meen I have enother working PC with XP on it and original Windows and empty Flash memory plus two hends. Is it possible??? Who can help?

P.S.: Is it some utility in Linux like FDISK I can use to create second partition with FAT32 make it primary and run from there?
 
Old 10-17-2008, 04:42 AM   #2
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My English is bad, mistake in second word? Sorry about that my friends! cant Edit have no rights yet.
 
Old 10-17-2008, 05:00 AM   #3
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I am not spending my time for nothing I found tutorial: Creating shared FAT32 Partition. Hm but I am to stupid commands like telinit s, fdisk hda are runs with error “bush: name: command not found” please give me a hint!
 
Old 10-17-2008, 05:19 AM   #4
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I continue my journal:
With help of command "sudo bash" I can now run telinit and fdisk but PC tell me that it is no HAD found, (it is /dev/sda1) how do I run fdisk now? And telinit do not like me, after I run telinit s: telinit: timeout opening/writing control channel /dev/initctl. Who writes this tutorials anyway?
 
Old 10-17-2008, 06:33 AM   #5
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I am not sure where your journey is leading to. But I would advise a more traditional way. Can't you just plug in an usb cdrom drive and install from there?
 
Old 10-17-2008, 07:27 AM   #6
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Can't you just plug in an usb cdrom drive and install from there?
That is good call, I order DVD-ROM from ebay yesterday and until I get it I experimenting. And are you shore that USB DVD-ROM is bootable in general, in BIOS it is only HDD, Atapi CD and Removable?
 
Old 10-17-2008, 07:44 AM   #7
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That is good call, I order DVD-ROM from ebay yesterday and until I get it I experimenting. And are you shore that USB DVD-ROM is bootable in general, in BIOS it is only HDD, Atapi CD and Removable?
Well, it depends on the BIOS really. It is the one that initializes the basic hardware and look for an OS on the disks it can reach.

I can't be sure because I haven't played with any of these boxes. However you could try with a bootable pen drive or something to make sure if you still don't have the cdrom drive. I guess that the "Removable" setting in the BIOS is referring to this kind of drives.

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Old 10-17-2008, 12:00 PM   #8
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It tells you how to install Windows XP in the manual for the EeePC.
 
Old 10-18-2008, 07:34 AM   #9
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It tells you how to install Windows XP in the manual for the EeePC.
Yes! Thank you! I found that Esc button is helpful on restart and you can use Flash as bootable floppy. I didn't look at manual at first place because it is complitly on Chainis but with pictures! Thank God for that!
 
Old 10-18-2008, 07:42 AM   #10
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I didn't look at manual at first place because it is complitly on Chainis
You can download the manual in a number of different languages from ASUS's website.
 
Old 10-18-2008, 07:46 AM   #11
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You want to make sure you don't use a swap file. You also need to disable the access timestamps. A swap file will wreck the ramdrive quickly and access timestamps will shorten it's life do to reads. Linux also does things line use the unionfs to cache changes in ram to reduce the number of writes. I don't know if XP can do that as well.
 
  


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