If you are using Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS, go here.
I am very sad to know that official Ubuntu 8.04 LTS cannot be ran from SDHC on Eee PC. Don’t look back. Okay, I installed 8.04 SE on the SSD of the E.
The process of the installation is smooth. However, the wireless network card and hotkeys (except brightness) does not work out of the box. There is no sound on Eee PC 701 but has sound on Eee PC 900 (Linux).
We can fix these kind of problems by executing shell script files. There is one for 701 and one for 900.
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
For Eee PC 701 :
tar -xzvf ubuntu-8.04-eeetweak-eeepc701-1.3.sh.tar.gz
sudo chmod +x ubuntu-8.04-eeetweak-eeepc701-1.3.sh
Remarks : ubuntu-8.04-eeetweak-eeepc701-1.4.sh is for 2.6.24-18.32 generic kernel
Remarks : ubuntu-8.04-eeetweak-eeepc701-1.5.sh is for 2.6.24-19.34 generic kernel
For Eee PC 900 :
tar -xzvf ubuntu-8.04-eeetweak-eeepc900-1.3.sh.tar.gz
sudo chmod +x ubuntu-8.04-eeetweak-eeepc900-1.3.sh
Remarks : ubuntu-8.04-eeetweak-eeepc900-1.4.sh is for 2.6.24-18.32 generic kernel
Remarks : ubuntu-8.04-eeetweak-eeepc900-1.5.sh is for 2.6.24-19.34 generic kernel
You can download it at here.
Make sure you are connecting to the internet and the script runs ONCE only.
Easy to Learn, Easy to Work, Easy to Play with Ubuntu 8.04 SE!
Updated on 2008-April-27 :
To tweak the boot up speed, you just need to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the following to the end of “kernel” tag.
Updated on 2008-April-28 :
The script cannot solve the webcam problem.
Updated on 2008-May-27 :
Procedure to install Ubuntu 8.04 LTS or 8.04 LTS SE “NG” on Eee PC 701 or 900 :
Since Ubuntu 8.04’s wireless driver is not work on Eee PC, you should disable it at “System” >> “Hardware driver”. There is two entries, disable them all.
Reboot your Eee PC. After that, run the script file (make sure you have use the correct script file for your Eee PC. After applied the script, you should reboot the E.
Then, enable the wireless driver at “System” >> “Hardware driver” and reboot the system again. The wireless will work then.
Updated on 2008-June-11 :
I successfully installed Ubuntu 8.04 LTS SE 080610 basic to 8GB SDHC. It boots up normally on my Eee PC 701.