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Asked by gregory ashton on 2009-01-14

-ok so im a noob but i want the netbook version of ubuntu to work on my web-book as i have had enough of not seeing the bottom of settings boxes! i changed the software sources (third party bit) then ran the terminal script. it said all done...now what do i do to get it to work thanks
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Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #1

Please identify your netbook.

gregory ashton (greggashton) said : #2

Elonex webbook model lnxwb10lghd80/090 bought from the carphone warehouse if thats any help. thanks

Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #3

Elonex are unknown here but from the information I could gather from the net, they are similar in screen-size to the Asus Eee pc and may also work in a similar fashion.

The best I can do is to offer you instructions on how to proceed as if you had an Asus Eee pc.

You will need an empty USB stick of (preferably) 2 GB.

On your computer (not the eeepc):

Download “ubuntu-eee-8.04.1.iso” (606.7 MB) from http://www.ubuntu-eee.com/
as well as “unetbootin-eeeubuntu-linux-276” (3.4 MB).

Then get three essential files required for making unetbootin fully functional:

sudo apt-get install mtools syslinux p7zip-full

Insert your empty USB device (empty is important).

In a terminal type: “mount | grep /media/disk” (without the quotation marks) to find the name of the mounted drive (mine said “sdc1”).

Make “unetbootin-eeeubuntu-linux-276” executable, either via the command line interpreter (chmod +x unetbootin-eeeubuntu-linux-276) or by a right click on the file, going to Properties, Permissions and placing a tick into the “make executable” box.

Now double click on unetbootin-eeeubuntu-linux-276 and in the dropdown screen insert the value for your USB device and select Disc Image ISO and type in “ubuntu-eee-8.04.1.iso”. Click OK.

The installation files will now be written to your USB device.

When finished, unmount the USB device and remove it.

On the eeepc:

Insert the USB device (I used the second slot on the right after reading that some operators had experienced difficulties with the left side slot). The first slot was in use for a mini-mouse (no relation to mickey).

Boot your eeepc repeatedly pressing “Esc” until the option appears as to which device to boot from. Select your USB device and after pressing OK, installation will commence.

There will be a long pause after about 7 files have been unzipped – be patient, installation will continue.

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