Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Dual Booting: ASUS Customised Xandros OS & Ubuntu 7.04/ Feisty Fawn on The ASUS EEE PC 701
ASUS Customised Xandros OS
Ubuntu 7.04/ Feisty Fawn
The ASUS EEE PC 701
by Anthony Johnson
Within a week of acquiring the ASUS EEE PC 701, I loaded Ubuntu 7.04 on a removable 6GB SD card from an external USB DVD drive.
The installation went quite well. A few things to note are as follows:
The screen resolution is 640 x 480. I await a fix for 800 x 480.
neither the ethernet nor the Atheros WiFi functionalities work.
Aside from the above, the sound card screamed, and the buttons enabling brightness adjustment function also. Grub is installed on the removable 6GB Sandisk SD. The choice of OS is given in the menu and the native customised Xandros OS is address as 'Normal Boot on /dev/sda1'.
My only fear is failure of the the SD card, since its removal will mean that the EEE PC will not boot up. However, this can be circumvented by placing the MBR on the sda1. ( The 6GB SD shows up as sdb1)
This is again should not be too much of a catastrophe in that the factory OS can be reinstalled via my external USB DVD drive in the event of real difficulty.