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Postby paulm » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:53 am

Anyone using one of these? The machine was originally a Windows XP version, but I want to convert it to Linux. I'm a little uncertain of how to treat the hard drive though.

Machine details:

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System:    Host: solydxk Kernel: 3.10-3-486 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.3)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.18) dm: lightdm Distro: SolydXK 1 testing
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK product: 1001HA version: x.x Chassis: type: 10 version: x.x
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: 1005HA version: x.xx Bios: American Megatrends version: 1203 date: 12/21/2009
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3199.6 clocked at 1600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:27ae
           X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.2.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:27d8
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.10-3-486
Network:   Card-1: Ralink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe driver: rt2800pci ver: 2.3.0 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 1814:3090
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 1c:4b:d6:2b:cb:f7
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8132 Fast Ethernet
           driver: atl1c ver: port: ec00 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1969:1062
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: e0:cb:4e:7b:26:30
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (-)
           1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9160301AS size: 160.0GB serial: 5XT0D51K temp: 32C
Partition: ID: / size: 1009M used: 4.8M (1%) fs: rootfs

What worries me is how the hard drive is currently partitioned:

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Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x845a4551

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63   151123454    75561696    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2       151123455   302230844    75553695    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3       302230845   312480314     5124735   1c  Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda4       312480315   312576704       48195   ef  EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

I know little or nothing about EFI systems, and I'm wary of the hidden FAT32 partition. Don't want to risk bricking the thing by killing a partition that it needs.

Any suggestions welcome....

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Postby Dutch_Master » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:39 am

Do you want dual boot or Linux only? In case of the latter, just put in a Linux cd, dvd or usb-stick, boot from it and select the install option. AFAIK it doesn't need anything stored on the harddrive, the BIOS takes care of it all. Just let it take the entire disk and have it partition itself.

A dual-boot is a bit more involved, but we'll get to that if you want it (because if you don't it's little use I'd write it down, right? ;) )
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Postby heiowge » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:35 am

My daughter has a 904HA which is pretty much the same with a slightly smaller screen. She's been using Linux Mint on it for ages now with no issues.
i5 4440 3.1Ghz, Asus H87M-E motherboard, 8GB DDR3, 2GB DDR5 nVidia card, 2x500GB Seagate hd, Coolermaster 750W PSU running Mint 17.1 MATE and Win7

HP mini, 1.66 Ghz Intel atom processor, 2 GB DDR3, 320 GB hd, Mint 17 MATE
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