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Have to use default boot of Live "CD" on Eee, but that's OK

Posted by jejones3141 
Have to use default boot of Live "CD" on Eee, but that's OK
March 11, 2009 07:10PM
Hi. I am very much impressed by what I've seen of Elive (enough to donate), and I grabbed the ISO for Elive Compiz, used unetbootin, and after a false start (hint: when unetbootin says you need to install p7zip, install p7zip!), I had a bootable partition on a 2GB flash drive, all set to try out on my Eee 900A freshly upgraded to 2 GB and a much faster 32 GB SSD.

Now, when the boot menu came up, one option was to boot for Eee. I down-arrowed to it, and hit enter. Nothing happened. Tried again. Nothing happened. I ended up going to "Default", and that booted.

Now... that left me wondering whether the install would include Eee-related drivers etc., but after the install, I found that wireless works fine, and rummaging through the X log shows that it found a driver for the Intel integrated graphics. So... I post this to reassure people who see that the "Eee" specific initial boot doesn't work and are concerned, as I was. Once it's installed, all is well as far as I can see.
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