MCA wrote:I don't know if this will help you or not(I'm a linux noob), but the MIE ISO Creator downloads a full Atom ready image before it it installs on to your USB drive.
So I went and downloaded that image, and took a look at how they're doing the install, since I grew tired of fighting the Ubuntu Repository Wars. Really basic- shell scripts that end up copying the required root filesystem and kernel onto the given partition(s), installing the bootloader (grub), and rebooting.
I think I'm going to go that rout to get MIE on the S10, rather than just adding the packages. Should make life easier. I've gotten it to work flawlessly on my S10, after a bit of work. I zeroed it out just now, so I can re-create it using a documented method.
Having said that... If anyone wants to play along at home (DISCLAIMER: which I don't advise, since it might bork your disk's existing master boot record and/or data), I'm going to assume you've got a disk partition set aside for Linux. Preferably 2, in fact- one for the root (ext3 is fine), and the other for swap. I nestle both of mine in an extended partition. Root can be as big as you like (no smaller than 6GB for safety), swap should be 1.5x the amount of RAM your S10 has).
I should have the "real" guide up late tomorrow (I'm having a new breaker panel put in at my house, so I can't guarantee I'll be of much use during the day), but if people wanted to get some prep work done beforehand, you should get crackin' on the partitioning first and foremost. If you need to, that is. To resize partitions, and do freaky stuff with disks in general, the tool you'll want is called GPartED - the GNU Partition Editor. Don't worry, its graphical. I use a handy USB-bootable Linux called SysRescueCD: http://www.sysresccd.org/Sysresccd-manual-en_How_to_install_SystemRescueCd_on_an_USB-stick
, that includes it.
You will probably also need 2 2GB+ USB sticks to make the "installing MIE process" easy, but it can be done with just one. Or a USB CDROM drive and a SysRescueCD (from the above URL).
Oh, and people should download the image from HP onto a 2GB USB stick, too, and hang on to the recovery.img file that the HP utility downloads. I did it from Windows XP, btw.
I can't really guide people through repartitioning, though... Too many dark roads frought with too much danger. Google up yourself some GPartEd guides.
Okay, its 4am my time and I'm sick of XIE and Ubuntu for tonight.