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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 12-06-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Installing Linux on Netbook Without CD Drive


Hey, I am interested in getting a netbook and need some help. I plan on getting the Asus 1000HA and want to install Linux on it. I would like to dual-boot between XP and eeebuntu.

The problem is that I do not have a cd/dvd drive to boot from. I have download the .iso and am unsure what I will have to do with it. I do have other removable media like an external harddrive but I am not quite sure if that is useful.

Are there any programs that can easily take the .iso and install it right inside Windows? I was looking at Wubi but it seems as though that is for regular Ubuntu only.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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You could save the ISO onto the Windows partition, and then boot the machine with the USB installer. From the installer, you could mount the Windows partition and load up the ISO.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 03:51 AM   #3
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Why not use wubi and install Ubuntu proper? You can always get the Eee packages later - but frankly, with the 1000H, you won't need them (I'm working with Ubuntu 8.10 on my Asus EeePC 701; it does nicely). The only thing you'll want is the Eee kernel from Array.org (NB I'm aware I'm posting this link quite often lately, but it's worth it - I'm not in any way involved with those guys...). wubi's great way to get Ubuntu alongside WinDoze.

I've yet to find out if eeebuntu includes wubi...

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Old 12-07-2008, 04:04 AM   #4
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Try:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
 
Old 12-07-2008, 04:08 AM   #5
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Tredegar: Thanks for the link - that's really useful!

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Old 12-07-2008, 04:12 AM   #6
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Try this one http://www.eeebuntu.org/
 
Old 12-07-2008, 02:17 PM   #7
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I still plan on using EEEbuntu only because I know it has been specifically modified for my computer.

How would I go about creating a USB installer?

Is there simply a way that I can load up my iso and just install in onto a partition from within windows?
 
Old 12-07-2008, 04:30 PM   #8
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How would I go about creating a USB installer?
You follow the link I gave in post #4
And you search-engine for other links.
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Is there simply a way that I can load up my iso and just install in onto a partition from within windows?
No, Yes, Maybe: research it yourself, then come back here with your specific questions. Are you that lazy?
 
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:52 PM   #9
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You follow the link I gave in post #4
And you search-engine for other links.

No, Yes, Maybe: research it yourself, then come back here with your specific questions. Are you that lazy?
I'm not lazy, just clueless. I never really worked with linux for more than a day.

I did find this installer the other day, but it does not seem to support EEEbuntu. The reason I came to this part of the forum was because I thought maybe somebody had a program in mind.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 03:18 PM   #10
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Well according to the eeebuntu.org site..

The iso is available here:
http://eeebuntu.virginmedia.com/

The script to create the live USB from the iso is located here:
ftp://www.eeebuntu.org/../pub/isotostick.sh

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sudo apt-get install syslinux mtools
wget ftp://www.eeebuntu.org/../pub/isotostick.sh
chmod +x isotostick.sh
sudo ./isotostick.sh eeebuntu_nbr_1.0.iso /dev/sdX1
and you end up with a bootable live Flash media device, that you can boot and install from.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 03:51 PM   #11
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dbl post
 
Old 12-09-2008, 09:21 PM   #12
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IF you have a way to connect the hard drive to another computer you can install linux to the other computer.
setup the hard drive to boot from it set it to boot into run level 3
move the hard drive in to it's permanent home boot it configure X set the run level to boot into X
 
Old 01-02-2010, 06:47 PM   #13
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The problem

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Originally Posted by tredegar View Post
You follow the link I gave in post #4
And you search-engine for other links.

No, Yes, Maybe: research it yourself, then come back here with your specific questions. Are you that lazy?
See, responses like that are the reason this isn't "the year of linux on the desktop". People research, google, ask yahoo.. whatever and get responses like yours which are smug and condescending but don't contain actual HELP.
 
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:47 PM   #14
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Bumping a topic that is now over 2 years old isn't likely to help much either.

The fact that you apparently made an account on LQ just to do it is rather amazing, actually.
 
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