Want to install Ubuntu on an Eee PC, but don’t want to go through the trouble of downloading and installing the operating system all by your lonesome? The folks behind the Ubuntu Eee project will soon be offering up a 4GB SD card with the operating system preloaded. This isn’t a memory stick that you can use to install the operating system — it will already be installed. All you have to do is pop it into your Eee PC, choose the SD card from the boot menu, and you’ll be running a custom version of Ubuntu designed for the Eee PC.
The cards are currently available for “pre-order.” All you have to do is donate $50 or more to the open source project. In return you’ll get a shiny new 4GB Class 6 SD card with Ubuntu Eee and a cute little Ubuntu Eee logo. While you could certainly pick up a cheaper 4GB card and install Ubuntu Eee PC yourself, the idea is to make the process as simple and painless as possible.
Right now it looks like there will only be a limited supply of Ubuntu Eee SD cards. Developer Jon Ramvi says he’s only purchased 10 blank cards. But if they sell out quickly, I’m sure we can convince him to produce a few more.
Keep in mind, Ubuntu Eee is designed specifically for the Eee PC. It will probably not work as well on other devices due to hardware differences.
[via Linux Loop]
the link to order ubuntu for eee on sd does not work. Can somebody rush it to me for a charge or donation, please. I bought two eee pcs for my little daughters and will have to go overseas for a long time. Would be great to be able to install it within the next few days. Many thanks, Chazz
Overpriced. That’ll be the easiest 500 bucks he ever made.
This is not a live-usb/live-sd version? I mean; my settings is being saved when i turn it off? Icons etc.?
Although I do like the logo, I wish it came as an installer, and on a white card. I know I’m being picky but come on, there are all going into little white (or black) eee’s, and they should match. Even then, why pay 50 bucks for this? get the card for 5 or 10 and put the stupid sticker on yourself. And from what I’ve gathered, this is geared towards the 701 and 900, not the 901 and 1000.
I was originally going to drop Ubuntu on right when I got it, but after looking around a bit on there it seems like the 901 is having some problems still. I might wait til Intrepid since I probably won’t get my stupid eee til then anyway.
“Right now it looks like there will only be a limited supply of Ubuntu Eee SD cards. Developer Jon Ramvi says he’s only purchased 10 blank cards. But if they sell out quickly, I’m sure we can convince him to produce a few more.”
At $50 a card I’m certain that Jon can stop playing Texas Hold’em long enough to C&P the install files onto new SD’s for everyone.
Anyone know if this is suitable for 1000H yet?
I’d do it for a 8GB card!!
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