Any tips on Asus PC eee 1000HE netbook?

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Mon Apr 6 20:29:03 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 15:55 -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Sun, 2009-04-05 at 13:57 -0400, Jim wrote:
> >> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >>> I've just acquired one of the above beasties. The thing comes with XP,
> >>> so I'm interested in installing a dual-boot system with Fedora. AFAIK
> >>> the 900 and 901 models are known to work, but the 1000HE is fairly new.
> >>> I wondered if people who've already done this can warn me of potential
> >>> pitfalls. 
> >>>
> >>> All advice gratefully accepted.
> >>>
> >>> poc
> >>>
> >>>   
> >> As of kernel-2.27 in Fedora 10 , the Asus 1000 Sd version all the 
> >> drivers are available .
> >> Had no problems of installing.
> > 
> > Thanks to all for the info. It looks very promising and I'll be trying
> > F10 in the next or two. I have a sneaking desire to go straight to F11b
> > (mainly for the ext4 fs) but that may be a bridge too far at the moment.
> > 
> ext4 has been available since FC9... FC11 makes it the default, but you don't 
> need (or IMHO *want*) to go FC11 if you are interested in using the machine as 
> opposed to having a learning experience. FC11 is "good for beta" but definitely 
> in a testing stage. And during install there's a prompt something like "Are you 
> out of your mind?" or similar, to remind you this may not be suitable for 
> production. And in my experience it isn't, although it's a fun ride if you have 
> multiple machines and use one for playing.

Yes, I'd pretty much sussed that after reading around a bit.


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