The MSI Wind laptop has generated a lot of excitement due to its low price and high quality feature set. But some of the earliest reviewers have pointed out that it was pretty difficult to figure out how to install Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, one of the most popular Linux distributions on the Wind. The installer just got stuck partway through the process.
MSI Wind.net has a complete set of instructions for installing Ubuntu 8.04.1 using either the installer with a graphical user interface of a command line. If you don’t have a USB disc drive, you can also create a bootable USB flash disc following the instructions at Pen Drive Linux. The instructions for Ubuntu 8.04 reportedly also work with 8.04.1.