Eee 701 Planetoid

2009/12/17

A new OS: waiting for a CD drive…

Filed under: Hardware, Software — Tags: , , , — Tim @ 12:28

In case anyone’s waiting patiently for an update on my last post (the first in my intended series on trying out some alternative Linux distributions on my Eee 701), I’ve hit my first roadblock: actually booting an OS on the machine.

Yes, I know it’s possible to create a bootable flash device which will do the job (please don’t write in about that; I’ve read the HOWTOs :)), but I have had so many problems setting this up (not helped by the fact I don’t have another computer working, which isn’t a Mac), that I’ve decided to take “the path of least resistance”, and ordered a little USB CD/DVD drive from Amazon, to go with the 701.

Hopefully, this will arrive in time for Christmas, and I will then have a few days to test-drive a couple of distros and post back about them here.

In the meantime, it’s nearly time for my “Desktop of the Month” screenshot – stay tuned! 🙂

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