Going from Linux to Ubuntu (on EEE PC)

Asked by NBR1886 on 2008-10-25

First time user of both linux and Ubuntu-systems, so I could really need a hand here

I'm trying to switch my system from Linux to Ubuntu on my EEE-pc, which has proven itself... well troublesome!

I've used the instructions given in this link, but I think I need a little more help :S...


... because I can't seem to get the unetbootin-tool to work on the little bugger...

Any other information needed.. please write


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This question was originally filed as bug #289094.

Hi NBR1886,

Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise this type of issue in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu . Thanks.

Jim Hutchinson (jphutch) said : #2

Just so you understand, Ubuntu is a version of Linux so changing from the included Xandros OS that comes with an eee to Ubuntu will change your interface (i.e. how it looks) but not too much how it acts. Basically, the Xandros OS is a simple and task driven OS while installing Ubuntu will give you a full desktop. A similar option exists for Xandros but I've never tried to do that so I can't tell you how.

The Ubuntu-eee version is quite nice and fixes some issues that you would otherwise have to address on your own (networking mainly). I do believe, however, that it also includes the Ubuntu Net Remix interface which is kind of like the Xandros tabbed approach. It is pretty nice but not quite a finished product. Fortunately it's pretty easy to install it and then go back to Xandros if you want to.

In order for unetbootin to work you have to make it executable first. Easiest way to right click it and then choose properties. On the permissions tab check the box to allow executing. Then when you double click it it will run. I will ask for your password. Pick the .iso image for ubuntu-eee and install it to a flash drive. From there it's pretty easy. Insert in and reboot or turn on the computer and press esc until you get the boot menu. Choose the flash drive and after it boots run the install.

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