Upgrade from Xandros Linux

Evan Dandrea evand at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 23 12:10:36 BST 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 3:51 AM, MAT GEORGE <mgeorge421 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I have an EEEPc netbook that has Xandros Linux as it's OS.  The laptop doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, so I'm not able to download and install Ubuntu.  I have heard that I can put a bootable .iso file on a thumb drive to install Ubuntu.  All the threads I've found describe how to create a bootable .iso, but from a Windows OS.  How do I create, or where can I find, a bootable .iso of Ubuntu so I can install it from a thumb drive using Xandros Linux?  I really want to run Ubuntu, but it's tough to do with no disc drive from Xandros Linux.  Also, my hard drive is solid state, and I've heard that there may be special requirements for an OS to run on it.  Windows has one, but Ubuntu is way cooler to me.  Does Ubuntu have to be modified to run on an EEEPc?

Ubuntu has a program on the live CD and installed by default called
usb-creator that takes an Ubuntu CD or ISO image and writes it to a
removable USB disk.  You can then use this USB disk to try or install

Unfortunately, Xandros does not offer a free edition anymore, nor am I
about to give them my personal details just so I can use their
software for a 30 day free trial, which makes it unlikely that there
will ever be a packaged version of usb-creator for Xandros, unless
someone else steps up and does it.

I would suggest that you pick up an Ubuntu USB disk from the Ubuntu Shop:
https://usshop.ubuntu.com/product.php?catid=2&code=09%2058000 (US version)
(International version)

In addition to being a really well built USB disk (I have a few
myself), it comes preloaded with a copy of Ubuntu that you can install

Unfortunately this copy of Ubuntu is the desktop edition of Ubuntu,
not Ubuntu Netbook Remix, which is specifically designed to work on
netbooks like your EEEPC.  But perhaps someone more familiar with UNR
can reply with details on how you can install it, given your

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