ASUS Eee PC 1215B with 21.04

Asked by Lars Martin Hambro on 2021-04-08

Did someone know if this laptop should support 21.04 or its to old because i know both fedora\ubuntu have issue with boot this laptop so i not sure if GPU or kernel have to less support or diskspace issue?

What did you think because its faster than windows 10 in usage, but i get _ blinking dot in boot so not sure if its out of lifetime same with chromebooks did not have long lifetime.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :
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How much RAM does it have?

Due to the fact that Ubuntu 21.04 is not ready yet, the minimum requirements for that operating system have not yet been published.

My suggestion for older devices with lower specifications is Lubuntu 20.04 LTS.

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Lars Martin Hambro (lars-martin4) said :
#2

I have 8 GB but know its support 16 GB but its get to high cpu usage with it.

i did not care about system requments i know its will support 1650 MHz speed up to 2 cores.

But HD6320 or simular is maybe to poor with gnome 40 i know that fedora 34 beta have less hardware support with mellonox connectX and AMD HD card because hardware be to old to give support on it.

So its may be issue on ubuntu soon or kubuntu but its may be with 21.10 or later. I did not know other that i know is some issue with Kubuntu 20.10 when i use this computer and before its have be issue i think its grapic card or kernel that give issue?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#3

It runs an AMD E-350 which is 64bit and 8Gb RAM will be fine. The 320Gb HDD is enough but at 5400rpm it's a bit slow. If you can get an SSD in there it'll really help. Otherwise it's a pretty standard laptop. You can always run the Ubuntu installer from USB as a live test without changing the internal drive but I'd recommend getting the spinny drive out of the system as it's a real bottleneck (if you haven't already replaced it)

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#4

Any OS can be faster or slower than any other. It's all about configuration. Ubuntu isn't outright "faster" than Windows. It's nonsense

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Lars Martin Hambro (lars-martin4) said :
#5

but why did bootloader failed to install? its did not look easy to fix refind boot manager did not works?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :
#6

"but why did bootloader failed to install?"
What exactly do you want to do?
Are there already operating systems installed on that system that you want to keep?
What exactly did you do, which version of Ubuntu, from which kind of installer device, do you have UEFI and secure boot activated on your system? Please provide more details if you want us to help.

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Lars Martin Hambro (lars-martin4) said :
#7

sudo update-grub
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'

sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/loop0: 2,06 GiB, 2213470208 bytes, 4323184 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk /dev/loop1: 55,45 MiB, 58142720 bytes, 113560 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk /dev/loop2: 218,99 MiB, 229629952 bytes, 448496 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk /dev/loop3: 64,77 MiB, 67915776 bytes, 132648 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk /dev/loop4: 51,04 MiB, 53522432 bytes, 104536 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk /dev/loop5: 32,27 MiB, 33841152 bytes, 66096 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk /dev/sda: 465,76 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Disk model: Samsung SSD 840
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xef7903ca

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sda1 2048 718847 716800 350M 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 718848 893703154 892984307 425,8G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 893704192 894849023 1144832 559M 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE
/dev/sda4 894851070 976771071 81920002 39,1G 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 894851072 895899647 1048576 512M b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda6 * 895901696 896950271 1048576 512M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
/dev/sda7 896952320 976771071 79818752 38,1G 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 57,81 GiB, 62075699200 bytes, 121241600 sectors
Disk model: Flash Disk
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x1f9f5781

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1 * 32 121241599 121241568 57,8G c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo grub-install /dev/sda6
Installing for x86_64-efi platform.
grub-install: error: cannot find EFI directory.
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ubuntu-bug grub2
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: LABEL="Reservert av systemet" BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="8254056454055C73" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="ef7903ca-01"
/dev/sda2: BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="EE46073F46070853" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="ef7903ca-02"
/dev/sda3: BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="86F2F854F2F84A47" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="ef7903ca-03"
/dev/sda5: UUID="6DED-C152" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="ef7903ca-05"
/dev/sda6: UUID="FB6E-4D34" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="ef7903ca-06"
/dev/sda7: UUID="ba06bde7-a8af-4acf-8956-f29ec54283f2" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="ef7903ca-07"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="UUI" UUID="1AEC-2F52" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="1f9f5781-01"
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop1: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop2: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop3: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop4: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop5: TYPE="squashfs"

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 21.04
Package: grub2-common 2.04-1ubuntu45
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.11.0-16.17-generic 5.11.12
Uname: Linux 5.11.0-16-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zavl icp zcommon znvpair
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu65
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
CasperVersion: 1.461
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed May 12 08:20:05 2021
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 21.04 "Hirsute Hippo" - Release amd64 (20210420)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm-256color
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=nb_NO.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: grub2
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

uefi firmware missing fxsetup or other? sudo apt-get upgrade did not works on usb memory stick?

So please confirm if some issue with https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows#3-usb-selection

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Lars Martin Hambro (lars-martin4) said :
#8

its support both UEFI and bios, but secority boot is dissabled i think.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :
#9

In your bug report you show the output of the command
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo grub-install /dev/sda6
This command is wrong.
grub -install needs the device as parameter, not a partition (unless you have a very special setup with an additional boot loader which then chainloads grub)
It most probably has to be
sudo grub-install /dev/sda

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