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
A list of awesome applications to install on top of the standard Ubuntu installation:
- Transmission BitTorrent client
Live TV streaming from the national danish television provider Danmarks Radio works perfectly well on my new Ubuntu 11.04 setup. The channels are available on their website dr.dk using a Flash-player of some sort.
It’s nice to see these improvements compared to the last years of endless problems with stalled streaming of web TV. Of course it’s also likely that the Linux / Ubuntu system has been improved to fix these issues, so thanks to both parties and two thumbs up!
To help me personally with setting up Flash on my Ubuntu box I’m using the Flash-Aid add-on for Firefox, and I’m able to watch all the channels in fullscreen perfectly, even on my lousy WLAN connection.
Note that the only way to watch these channels is probably by using a danish Internet service provider (ISP). I think the channels are limited to certain geographical areas, but don’t ask me how they do that 😉
- Acer emachines E520
- Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit, kernel 2.6.38
- Firefox 4.0.1
- Flash-Aid 2.1.1