Linux Mint 13 on ASUS eee PC 1015BX

Linux Mint Maya is now installed and running on my new ASUS eee PC model 1015BX.

It came pre-installed with Windows 7 Starter, but I wanted a Linux only computer. The first installation try with Linux Mint Maya caused the computer to stop booting. UEFI was creating new challenges, and apparently UEFI has its own partition by default from the factory. The Linux installation wiped out the partitions on the hard disk completely.

I messed around with the program gparted from a live USB disk, and now the computer is able to install and boot with a msdos partition table. I now have 2 partitions (or is it 3?…):

/dev/sda1   ext4   297.36 GiB

/dev/sda2   extended   745.20 MiB

/dev/sda5   linux-swap   745.17 MiB


Top Ubuntu Linux Applications

A list of awesome applications to install on top of the standard Ubuntu installation:


  • easy-ocr


  • Getting Things Gnome!

Word processing

  • TextRoom


  • Audacity


  • BlogBridge
  • gFTP
  • Transmission BitTorrent client
  • Skype


  • VLC media player


  • Eagle


  • Freemind


  • Simple Scan

This website deserves a back-link:

It’s absolutely spitting out awesome unregistered domains – John Forsythe, you rock!

I wish this tool was available years ago, with all the stupid domain names I’ve come up with through the years… 😀

… … … … … stupidtalking … (this is even more time-consuming that Facebook 😉 )

… … (I can’t stop! )