Hi - Happy New Year!
it should be fairly straightforward if you still have the dongle from before
is there anything on the eee PC that needs to be kept?
nothing i want ! now have 2 dongles so hoping one of them is right
ok - if you have the easy peasy one it should present an install option once inserted
will i insert ?
yes, put it in the eee pc and see what options appear
open in file manager option ?
yes, let's see whats there
various folder options on left hand side with disk highlighted - then to the right says data under name, 0 under size, file folder under type, drwxrwxt... under attributes, 1970-01-01 under modified, then root under both owner & group
ok, can you try restarting the eee Pc with it inserted?
with it still plugged in is it ?
no just opened the same - will i try the other dongle
yes, hopefully that will be a better bet
folders in left with flash disk highlighted and similar on right but partition1 under name ?
folders on left read my ee pc, my home, flash disk, my documents, trash, printers & nfs network ? any good
if i put the first dongle into this laptop it shows up easy peasy file with 852,982 kb ?
ok - that sounds like it is the correct one
yeah but did not open last time when first opened - do you need to give it some encouragment ?
is there a unetbootin file anywhere on either stick?
yes a reference on both which maybe is the cause of the confusion - what size should the file be - one of them says "unetbootin - windows - 578 - 4.9 mb ?
ok - starting to make sense now
am checking with the original setup as well
ok, so at the moment are you on a Windows PC?
yes windows laptop chatting and eee pc beside me
ok - so copy the unetbootin - windows - 578 file to the Desktop on the Windows machine
and also copy this easy peasy file with 852,982 kb to the desktop
ok - need some help here - if i right click unet etc and click copy nothing is happening but if i click open i get a new window with distribution & diskimage ?
yep - this is what will setup a usb stick to install easy peasy
so the diskimage should point to the large 852,982 file
if i select diskimage nothing else changes - have iso or floppy option, then a blank field followed by a butto with ... on it, underneath then is "space used to preserve files across reboots (ubuntu only) with a blank fild then and MB field then, underneath is type "usb drive" ticked then Drive with F in the field ?
ok - so ISO would be the option, if you click the ... it should allow you to chose a file
which would be the large 852,982 file
hhmm says its already on the laptop so can we check that or do i click overwrite all ?
we can check it
this is the way we did it last night
if you load up my documents
ok - where do i look here ?
not obvious to me - should i just overwrite now and clean up later
if that is easier lets do taht
this looks like the steps from last time
Steve Herrod :
now run the unetbootin file
and it should load an application
yes it does
ok - select diskimage at the bottom
and ISO should be next to it
then on the right hand side hit the button with ...
and select the ISO easypeasy ISO file
once you've done that
underneath should be Type and Drive
Type should be set to USB and Drive set to the USB drive letter
ok pressed ok so let me go back
type set to usb drive and drive F ?
yes, sounds about right
so if you click Ok it should start transferring the installation files to Drive F
bloody hell saying not enough space so can you help me check if it is already there
not enough space on the usb?
sorry confused or confusing you - the easy peasy file & unetbootin is already on the usb from the last time so is that not already ok ? space error message was re F drive so the usb no ?
ok - so if they are already on this usb, the installation must have been done onto the other usb
can you let me know what files the other usb comes up with again?
don't see easy peasy there but there is ubnfilel file 4.96 kb
what happens if the eeepc is started with that dongle inserted?
see my note at 9.12 and same again
if i click on "partition 1" then whole load of stuff opens including 3 files starting ubn 1. ubnfilet.txt 5kb, ubninit 12,820 & ubnkern 3936k
ok - that is definitely the right file structure
just checking something on my test system
probably the best thing will be to erase the spare usb and then redo the easy peasy configuration
so at the moment, you have the 2 easy peasy files in My Documents on the Windows machine?
here is where some of the confusion is - nothing on my laptop that i can see (?) - all on usbs
so let's copy the 2 easypeasy files from the usb stick to your lapto
just anywhere that is convenient
bear with me just creating some space on laptop - aahhhhh
nothing is ever straightforward is it ! this is taking so can we call it a night and catch up tomo night ?
just let me know when is good
morning steve, just to let you know that I have (yippee) copied the Easy Peasy - 1.6 file (858,982 kb) and the Unetbootin-windows-578 file (5,025 kb) into my documents and can see them there - is the unetbootin file size correct as have a memory that I had to go and buy a new usb the last time ?
anyways talk later tonight
yes, that looks correct
so we can resume later
have a good day
ok ready to go and bought a new usb just in case
ok - so in my documents we need to double-click on the unetbootin file
ok opened up that distribution & diskimage option - shall i follow your previous instructions and insert new usb ?
that should load up a program
confused with that answer ? perhaps best with step by step - so have double clicked unetbootin file and distribution and disk image page opened ?
hi steve ?
sorry - just double checking
ok sorry no worries
ok - so with that program loaded up can you choose easypeasy from the distribution menu?
and then from disk image choose the large file in My documents?
no - if distribution option ticked then first box entitled "select distibution" opens which lists lists a lot of options like "arch linux and others - next box then is entitled "select version" - if i select diskimage then i can select both easy peasy & unetbootin from my documents ?
ok - yes, the second option is the one we want
have no usb inserted by way of info - i think installing the easy peasy was easy ! once i got the new usb last time - can you ckeck our previous chat ? just a thought or i can be quiet
if you insert a blank usb
and set the destination there
set the destination there ?
let me check the old chat and go through each step
back in 15....
ok - these are the steps we did last time
sorry got distracted - pressed ok and getting an error message saying no usb drives were found - also could not set Drive as in nothing in drop down box just blank ?
sorry tried again and now working - please wait
ok just taking its time - will revert
says complete and a message about rebooting - next step
ok - the usb stick should now be put in the eee PC
and the eee PC started up
open in file manager ?
might need to try this on the eee PC (we had to on the last one)
did all that and pressed start easy peasy which appears to be loading
ok - sounds like we are getting there
ok main easy peasy menu on screen - am going to try and connect
ok working fine - do we need to do some housekeeping now ?
the only thing remaining is to run the system updates
there should be a flashing icon at top of screen for that
actually - missed one step
now we're booted in easy peasy we need to install it
if you go to the Favorites menu
there should be an install option?
ok did that and few steps so will revert
oh got a prepare disk space page - "this computer has debian gnu/linux (4.0) on it then a list of 4 1. debian etc 1.5 gb 2. /dev/sda2 444.2 mb 3. /dev/sda3 8.2 mb 4. /dev/sda4 8.2 mb - next line reads where do you want to put Ubuntu ? first option erase and use entire disk with a drop down menu advising scs12 etc and then a warning that this will delete debian and install Ubuntu - presume that option ? also usb still inserted ?
yes - keep usb inserted and choose the 'use entire disk' option
that's what we did before
error message about partitions i created ?? advising some of the partitions you created are too small please make the following partitions at least this large /2.3 gb - if you do not go back to the partitioner and increase the size of these partitions, the installation may fail ?
ok, if you go back to the partitioner
what does each option give you?
pressed go back and a new window opened (can't rem this from last time) - got some info with a table saying 1. /dev/sda and blank line, 2. /dev/sda1 ext4 1845 mb unknown 3. /dev/sdas swap 152 mb unknown - then 5 options at the end saying new partition table (available), add (no), change (no), delete (no), revert (available then 3 more under that saying quit, back or forward
can you choose new partition table?
yes - now says you have selected an entire devise to partition - all current will be delted if you proceed
ok - that's fine
devise should read device
ok pressed ok then forward giving me another error message saying - no root file system is defined please correct this from the partitioning menu ?
ok, what options does it give you?
new table came up with free space 2000 mb - those 5 options again followed by those 3 options as per 10.24 above
ok can you choose delete?
ok, choose revert
ok new table sda1 ext 2 1538 and 1524 used, sda1 ext 3 444 with 59 used and sda3 8 mb with unknown and lastly sda4 8 mb with unknown - then 5 option as before followed by 3 options as before
ok - if you choose forward what happens?
same error message as before
I'm wondering if this eeePC has a different hard drive setup to the other one
it sounds like it has less space
not going to work ?
possibly not - it's sounding like this one has a much smaller hard drive (some models were produced like that) so can't be partitioned properly.
from memory your other eeePc had a 4GB drive - this one seems to have a 2GB drive
ok - is that it then ? if so can we just tidy up but did not see an option for it to connect automatically and had to manually key in password XXXXX time ?
yes, that would be it - if it can't install to the disc it won't be able to store the password XXXXX
sorry perhaps crossed wires - when i boot up this eee pc i have to input password XXXXX time to connect - with easy peasy on the other eee it connects automatically - do you know if we can set this one up to connect automatically ?
I don't think we can - as it has a smaller hard disc, easy peasy can't save any configuration files
crossed wires again - i presume we cannot load easy peasy on this machine so will have to use the existing system - do you know etc connect automatically
ah - sorry, me being slow
with the original system, once the password XXXXX XXXXX it should be stored
well no - had to input every time - can we review - do i click quit and take out usb first ?
yes, quit and remove the usb
then we can get back into the original system
ok main menu
ok - should be Internet?
similar to this?
and it should list all the connections
yeah have done this before and highlighted my provider but see no option to configure this to connect automatically every time so over to you
if you click that connection and choose properties
and look for something called Start mode
can click a details option which gives information only and there is a mode section that says infrastructure
only options in the wireless networks icon is refresh, details, connect and close - maybe somewhere else
hmmm, looking for a screen like this
sorry - was in wrong icon - now in networks and yes a properties option - do i highlight my connection then press properties
and then look for start mode at bottom
change it to on boot
very good - too smart for me - just going to reboot just to double check not that i dont trust you !
no problem :)
it's not the most logical of places to put the setting!
ok that works fine - just have to get to this system then i guess
yes, the other option would be to try and upgrade the hard drive in the eee PC but that can get a little fiddly
will play with this first and see how the girls get on
i could do with some tips to keep this laptop in better working order and perhaps a regular maintenance routine to get rid of rubbish - keep space free ?
sure - what version of Windows is it running?
ok - I'd recommend reducing the size of the recycle bin first
I would set at 3%
which should save some space
is that under global settings and use one setting for all drives
I would also use something like Glary utilities
which is free and can be used to verify and clean several areas
also - there is a Microsoft guide available to there disk defragmentation software
ok steve - guess thats it - thanks again for your patience !
you're welcome :)