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Asus Eee PC 1001HA Fedora Live CD Install

I have recently purchased an Asus Eee PC 1001HA netbook (1Gb RAM, N270 Intel Atom processor, 160Gb HDD).

Asus Eee PC 1001HA Fedora Installation

Asus Eee PC 1001HA cover

I have upgraded RAM to 2Gb (see Asus forum for details, youtube also offers quite a lot of video on the topic), and now it is time to upgrade the OS from what they have put on it. I haven’t touched MS Windows since 2006, and quick comparison of productivity gave me one more proof that I was right. The details to follow.

Asus Eee PC 1001HA - RAM upgraded

Asus Eee PC 1001HA - RAM upgraded

The live OS image (Fedora-12-i686-Live.iso) I downloaded from Fedora web site was previously burnt to a CD. A detachable Philips USB burner was used to boot it.

Asus Eee PC 1001HA Fedora Installation

Asus Eee PC 1001HA with periferals connected

After clicking the “Install to Hard Drive” icon the installation begins.  The screens that follow are pretty much standard for any Fedora installation process. At this stage, you choose the installation language, time zone, network domain and create root password.

Fedora Partitions on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - boot

Fedora Partitions on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - boot

Fedora Partitions on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - swap

Fedora Partitions on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - swap

Fedora Partitions on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - root partiotion

Fedora Partitions on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - root partiotion

Fedora Partitions on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - home partition

Fedora Partitions on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - home partition

Fedora Partitions on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - all partitions

Fedora Partitions on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - all partitions

The partitioning is very important at this stage, I chose the following options (allowing swap partition to be double RAM size).

Fedora on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - setup complete

Fedora on Asus Eee PC 1001HA - setup complete

Asus Eee PC 1001HA - Fedora first boot

Asus Eee PC 1001HA - Fedora first boot

Asus Eee PC 1001HA - Fedora first boot

Asus Eee PC 1001HA - Fedora first boot

Sorry for quality of the photos.

The overall impression from the installation is good, Fedora installer is simple and transparent, containing no pitfalls since early 2000-s.

The post-installation article to follow.

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