Linux on the WinXP MSI Wind netbook?
I have the MSI Wind - aka Advent 4211, Medion Akoya Mini E1210 - and I want to put Linux on it. The problem is that I'm travelling all the time with no optical drive and limit access to extra resources.
I know I need to repartition the HDD before I can install Linux - which can cause XP issues - but other than that, and the ability to load / install from a usb stick, has anyone encountered any particular problems/pitfalls installing Linux in other Small, Cheap Computers?
I need to be able to do all the usual stuff like web, email, Open Office stuff etc., but I need the wireless to work - this is not optional - and to watch DVD files from an external hard drive.
OpenSUSE works but no wireless
If you want wireless, you'll have to download the linux kernel. OpenSUSE finds the LAN straight off, but the RPM for the wireless from the MSI website needs the full kernel.
Out of the box SuSE Enterprise WS runtime install cannot find the LAN, and needs a full kernel re-build.
Wanted: an easy way to install Wine
I've got an EEE PC & would like to run some of my familiar Windows apps without going the full XP-install route. So far, every time I try to install it, my system hangs.
Hasn't any Linux buff ever managed to create the equivalent of a DOS batch file that will do it all for me?
What about the other way around?
I was actually wondering how well windows stuff runs in wine or a VM engine. Anyone tried it? I was thinking of running old games like the HoMM series on the way to work but not having to bother with XP
Watching DVD files from a hard-drive shouldn't be a problem if you install VLC Player after installing Linux, it's usually available in most distributions online repositories.
As for installing from a USB stick, I definately remember Fedora (Open Source RedHat) releasing a USB stick version to install from or run directly from the stick (does both). I'm sure other versions of linux have the same capability available too