Hi I am so linux inlliterate. Not to mention I have bad grammer and poor spelling :D Anywho, I have this eee pc that a tenent left behind and has no plans on coming to get it. It currently has win xp on it and since its not suported anymore figured I would play with it and see if I could use it for surging the web, watching youtube and posting to ebay while I sit out back and listen to the birds. Being a windows person for so vary long this will be my first attemtpt or adventure into the linux world. I have no idea what version of linux would be best for it or how I would go about installing it since it dosnt seem to have any card to it that I guess came with it when it was first purchased. I am assuming I would have to use a usb stick and run linux from that stick or install it from the stick but again I have no idea on how to go about doing that.
Any suggestions or direction would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Does that machine have a DVD drive? Can you boot from USB?
No dvd drive :( its got this big sqaure hole in the side of it I am assuing thats for a rather outa date and big sdcard wich i dont have. My only option from what i have read so far is to install onto a usb drive or use the usb drive to install the op. idk for sure tho i am just guessing.
here is the link to the rig
only diferance is thta mine only has a 4 gig hard drive or w/e they call it.
oh and since it has win xp on it. do i have to delete that or will it be overwritten and deleted in the creation of a new op? like its not like i am going to be using xp once i get a linux running, i just have no need for 2 ops.
Installing from USB is an option if the machine allows for it. You might have to configure the BIOS to do it, or maybe not. Depends. Either way, make a bootable USB stick and install from that.