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Mandriva on eee PC 1005HA


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It sounds like a simple plan: Shrink the existing NTFS partition to whatever size you wish, and then install Mandriva from USB stick (if you don't have some USB CD-ROM handy).

To shrink the existing XP installation, use Parted Magic

Before shrinking, get sure your XP installation isn't very fragmented, and keep the final size of the partition at least 15% bigger than the total data in it.

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I installed Mandriva 2009 on a Brazilian version of Asus 1000, but I don't remember all steps. I found some information at:




Lots of alternatives at:


I hope that helps. If I remember the specific steps that worked for me I will let you know.



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Thank you, scarecrow and paulopen. Which version of mandriva would you recommend - One or Free? Which one of them is "100% netbook friendly" as claimed by mandriva? The applications I will be using most of the time are Firefox, Emacs, Latex + Ghostscript, and Adobe Reader. It would be nice to be able to sync with my Palm too.

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