What is the difference between eeebuntu and Ubuntu Eee? Up until today, I did not realize there was a difference.
Why should I use eeebuntu instead of Ubuntu Eee on my eeepc 901?
If I install eeebuntu, what does it do with the split 4 GB system drive (ext2/ext3)? Does it unite them, or do I have to do that with gparted first? Does it use up the two tiny partitions at the end of the 4 GB flash disk, merging them as well?
Eeebuntu and Ubuntu Eee are two different distros with a similar idea: customising Ubuntu for netbooks.
Eeebuntu is more focused upon the EeePC range although to date we have had reports that Eeebuntu works well on the Eee Box, the Acer Aspire One and the Samsung NC10. Other reports are coming in.
Ubuntu Eee intends to be more of a generic netbook distro.
At the moment Eeebuntu is based on Intrepid Ibex 8.10 whereas Ubuntu Eee is still based on 8.04.
Ubuntu Eee is undergoing a rebranding due to legal difficulties with the name and will become Easy Peasy and be based upon Intrepid. This new version should be released on January 1st.
As to why you should install one over the other - why not try them both and see which one suits you best? You can head over to the Ubuntu Eee/Easy Peasy forums for more first hand user experiences.
When you install Eeebuntu, the installer will give you the option to reformat and repartition your drives in any way you like. For the 901, a recommended option is to install the OS on the entire 4G drive (ext3) and turn the entire 16G drive into a /home partition (ext3). This way you will be able to reinstall in the future without affecting your /home partition.
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eeePC model: 1000H
Aurora version: Beta 4.0
If you are downloading and creating the CD in linux you could try setting the image to an SD card using the isotostick script or unetbootin, set the eee bios to boot from the removable media and boot from the SD card. As this distribution has been supplied by 3rd party vendors on SD cards in the past I don't think you'll have too many problems.
The process to create the SD card is the same as creating the USB boot, search the forum for creating a usb stick and follow the process, substituting the drive identifiers where required.
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