Sunday, September 14, 2008

Installing Ubuntu 8.04 on ASUS EEE-PC 701

I bought an Asus EEE-PC 701 a while back for my wife to use and it came with Windows XP installed on it.  While it was useful for her to browse the web/IM there wasnt much else she could do with it without having to purchase additional software ( Email Programs / Office / Finance / Games / etc)

We decided to install Ubuntu on it instead to get a better selection of programs available.  I found the following guide extremely helpful in getting everything working:

** I was having a problem installing Ubuntu 8.04 from an external USB CDROM Drive.  At about 35 - 36% into the file copy, it I would get:

"The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk:

[Errno 5] Input/output error"

I checked the CDROM for defects and it passed.  Tried it a couple of times again with still no luck.  I ended up creating a usb flashdrive installation using the following software and it finally worked. 


BTW: I found this afterwards and may be a good option as well.

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