A more detailed information about how to tweak an eee PC 900, page 1


Xandros/eeepc creates 4 partitions on the 4GB SDD, two ext2 and two small partitions probably used for booting, I did not check. I did not fiddle with the install this time, as there is a second 8GB SDD. It seems Xandros is installed on the second partition ReadOnly (probably for F9 recovery) and uses the first partition (sda1) as root. The second SDD is mounted "à la Windows" on /home/user/My Documents 2 – a stupid Windows lookalike that is poison for the linux command line, but we can get rid if it.

Full Desktop
The first thing after a quick function control was to enable full desktop. This is relatively easy:
- Open a terminal from easy mode (ctrl-alt-T)
- Enable root user (sudo passwd root and enter password)
note: you can use sudo of course, I like to have the superuser enabled

Xandros includes nano as a very easy editor, so we use it to edit sources.listand add the 701 repositories, as the required packages are not on the 900 repositories:

nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://update.eeepc.asus.com/1.6 common main
deb http://update.eeepc.asus.com/1.6 p701 main
deb http://update.eeepc.asus.com/p701/ p701 main
deb http://update.eeepc.asus.com/p701/en p701 main

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