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Old 05-13-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Putting EEE Xandros back on my eee pc


Hi

I put Easy Peasy on my eee 701 - not realising that in doing so I deleted the other operating system and disabled the f9 restore option. I now want to go back to the original system but am having serious problems.

I downloaded the latest version of the native OS (from here) and created a boot disk using the Disk Utility on my Mac.

I have tried in numerous ways to boot from the USB stick - changing the BIOS order, hitting escape and choosing the USB stick etc - but it still just goes straight to the UBUNTU splash screen and won't boot from the USB.

Any ideas?

Thanks so much!
 
Old 05-13-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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When I made a Xandos disk way back when from

http://sourceforge.net/projects/eeecommunity/files/

I burned a DVD disk and used my external DVD burner to install Xandros to my EEEPC 900. That was way back when though. I used
http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn the iso to make the bootable dvd.

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created a boot disk using the Disk Utility on my Mac.
I am not familiar with Mac apps so sorry. I can't help ya.

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I downloaded the latest version of the native OS (from here)
No link made it into your post.

Besides I run AntiX on both of my EEEPCs now.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thanks.

Yes - that Sourceforge was the link I meant to put in.

The Disk Utility just created a regular Boot UCB - I can't see anything different about it.

Any ideas? :-(
 
Old 05-13-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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Why would you even want to restore Xandros? It was based on Debian Etch, which hasn't been supported for over two years now.

Just install Debian, it works great on the eee.
DebianEeePC/HowTo/Install - Debian Wiki - http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/HowTo/Install
 
Old 05-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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OK - fair question. Actually because my 10-year-old found it easier to use.


But that still doesn't deal with the fact that I cannot make it boot from the USB.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #6
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Install Debian with LXDE and lxlauncher.

http://lxde.org/lxlauncher_simple_ta...porg_standards
 
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When you set the EEE to boot from the USB stick do you do that by changing the hard drive boot order? I was initially confused when trying to boot my EEE from USB until I found it was listed as a hard drive rather than removable media.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #8
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ok new problem now saying 'fsck died with exit status 4' and 'ext4-fs error (device sda1)' and wont boot or start normally
 
  


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