(K)ubuntu @ Asus Eee PC 1001HA - request for advise.

Kaj Haulrich kaj at haulrich.net
Fri Feb 5 23:23:05 GMT 2010


On Fri, 2010-02-05 at 22:02 +0100, Bas Roufs wrote:
> Thanks, Kaj, for cautiously sharing your experience!
> 
> >> ... minimise the size of the Windows 7 partition as much as
> >> possible. .....
> 
> > With Windows 7, you *must* use the Windows partioner to
> > shrink the NTFS  partion .. "Control Panel" - or some such.
> 
> Clear.
> 
> > When doing so, Windows7 will announce a minimal size. So let
> > it do its thing, then defragment the partition once again
> 
> You mean, it is better to shrink the Windows partition from within
> Windows in the way you explain above?

Exactly! - Do not attempt to let Linux do it.
> 
> > (You did that in the first  place, right?).
> 
> I did not yet buy this Eee PC 1101 HA. I first want to inform myself
> via this forum before buying it.
> 
> > After that you will have an "unallocated partition".
> > Install whatever (K)ununtu there.
> 
> Will the (K)ubuntu installation program automatically discover that
> partition after choosing the option to 'maintain' the already existing
> OS?

Yes. It will give you the option to install *buntu in the unallocated
partition. You should choose "manual" in order to create a / partition,
a swap partition and a /home partition - all of them inside the
unallocated space. Do not touch the NTFS partition! - That way you can
preserve your data and settings in /home when installing the next big
thing, like 'ubuntu 10.4 - or whatever linux distro you like.
> 
> > I've learned the lesson by bitter experience, when I - as I
> > normally do - let the linux partioner (gparted) do the job. Totally
> > garbled Windows 7 up in a mess.
> 
> Good that yhu mention this!
> 
> > Finally, why the "remix"? ....
> As far as I understand, the "remix" contains the whole Ubuntu, but
> with a few adaptations aimed at optimising the system for the small
> screen of a netbook.

That's the general idea, but with your specs (processor & RAM & graphics
card) you can just as well run the real thing. Then you can have plenty
of windows, apps and desktops at hand without closing one application
down in order to run another. When I tried the Ubuntu Remix, windows
could not resize, for example...

HTH
Kaj Haulrich





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