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Old 08-09-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Smile I want to install Debian on an Eee Pc 4G

I want to install debian on my Eee Pc 4G. I am curently running EeeOS which is debian based, and my desktop is running Ubuntu 7.10. The reason that I want to swich is that EeeOS is a custom os built for the Eee, however, it didn't make it past beta2 before it was dropped, and thus has several problems. I very much like debian and debian based operating systems, but I only have four (4) gig on my Eee and want to have plenty of space for files and extra programs. My questions are:

How much space will a simple debian install take.

What files do I need to get in order to try debian (booting it from a two (2) gig flash drive).

How can I install it from a two (2) gig flash drive. (Note: I can uninstall it from the drive after I have sampled it as per question 2)

Thanks for any help that you can offer.
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The Asus EeePC is a great platform for tinkering, but several users reported to revert back to the original Xandros version for the machine, mainly due to the space other OS-es take up in comparison with the customized Xandros Asus deliver with their product.

1) Debian takes as much space as you'd prepared to give it. But for a complete distro matching the default Xandros, assume no less then 1.5 GB.
2) the net-install iso would be a good start
3) UK magazine Linux Format did a series of articles about the EeePC, dealing with this: and have a look around on their forums too.
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Thanks for the response, but my Eee doesn't have a CD drive, thus I have to put the install files on a thumb drive. But, I don't know how to do that, can you walk me through it.

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In the aforementioned articles is a section dealing with making an USB drive bootable and how to put a bootable image on that. You'll find usefull hints, tips and links for this in the LXF forums. For copyright reasons I won't copy/paste that here...
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