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valves
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Posted:4/18/2010 8:43:00 AM # 1
Hello.

I just bought Asus Eee PC 1008P (netbook with design by Rashid Karim). But I don't like Windows. Is it easy to install Linux on this netbook? Has anyone tried yet? What about the related problems?
Thanks in advance,

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Posted:4/18/2010 5:23:00 PM # 2

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Author: valves Posted: 4/18/2010 8:43:00 AM

Hello.

I just bought Asus Eee PC 1008P (netbook with design by Rashid Karim). But I don't like Windows. Is it easy to install Linux on this netbook? Has anyone tried yet? What about the related problems?
Thanks in advance,

Try using LiLi and any distribution of linux you want. My personal favourite is LinuxMint. I always have a "install" on SD-card for fooling around or solving some issues that you can't do from Windows.

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Posted:4/18/2010 8:02:00 PM # 3
Thank you very much. I wil try LiLi this week. But I suppose I want to install some Linux distro on the hard drive and completely erase Windows, because I don't understand Windows very much - it's boring and confusing to me. Can you tell me if BIOS needs to be changed to boot from USB key - and, by the way, what is the key to enter BIOS (I tried ESC at the boot but didn't work)?
Thank you.

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Posted:4/18/2010 9:05:00 PM # 4
To get in to the BIOS hit F2 during boot.

To Boot from USB you may hit ESC during boot to access Boot BBS and choose the device you wish to boot from.

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Posted:4/20/2010 5:47:00 AM # 5
Thank you, Nikita.
I wil try as soon as I can. And I wil post here the results.
I am very pleased about this forum, because is very active.
Congratulations.

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Posted:7/10/2010 10:05:00 AM # 6
thanks for the post. I tried it, but the F2 and ESC go to the windows startup options. there is no direct access to bios/boot order. It would be very helpful to have this in order to boot up say something other than windows7. I was trying on the 1008P karim. if you have any other suggestions, please post them.

thanks.

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Posted:7/16/2010 3:38:00 AM # 7
It is possible to use F2 and ESC and even F9 to restore but first you have to disable the boot booster which is done in the BIOS - a bit of a chicken and egg situation. You can get into the BIOS by hitting F2 as soon as you switch on the machine, you have to do it very quickly to interrupt the Windows load. Once you can get into the BIOS disable the boot booster and from then on you will always be able to access the special keys easily.

I soon got fed up with the Win 7 starter kit on my 1008p and have got back to a full XP system. It has been quite a journey, without any help from ASUS support who didn't want to answer my questions, but I am finally there.

Hope this helps and you can now get into the BIOS

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