Installinh Peppermint 6 onto Asus eeepc 1000H (See also previous thread)

Hi. guys

a while ago Mark kindly offered to talk me through installing P6 on my Asus eeepc which has two HDD one very small one on which I installed P5 although not realising that I had two drives nor that I had installed it on the smaller one of the two.

There is another thread from a while back which Mark asked me to refer to whilst starting a new one which I have now done.

Have got P6 on a pendrive and it seems to be working OK.

Thanks.

This shoukd be a link to previous thread on this subject. http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=12425.msg101555;topicseen#msg101555

OK, to summarize there seems to be an 8GB SSD and a 32GB SSD … the 8GB has been used for Peppermint 5 leaving the 32GB unused.

So here’s what I’m thinking as a partitioning scheme -

on the 8GB drive we have 3 partitions
1 x 2GB (primary) formatted as ext4 and mounted as /boot ← this should give you plenty of room for kernels to build up without throwing a disk space error
and the rest as an extended partition containing:-
1 x 2GB (logical) formatted as ext4 and mounted as /opt ← doesn’t usually get used much these days except for Google Chrome and a few other apps, so should be plenty
this probably isn’t the best use of its capacity, but it should give it a write cycle rest.
and
1 x 4GB (logical) formatted as ext4 and mounted as /var <–should be plenty for things like the logs and apt caches, and can easily be cleaned if necessary with an “apt-get clean”

then on the 32GB drive we’ll just do a single (primary) ext4 partition mounted as / for everything else

Sound good to you ?

Hi, Mark

I trust you completely and as for understanding what you posted it may as well have been in Chinese characters!!! ;D

But if you are happy to spend your time and effort on my behalf I’m just very grateful and may even learn something - or maybe not.

Regards, Doug

OK then, have you prepared ? … ie. have you backed up any documents and pictures etc that you can’t afford to loose as we’ll be formatting both SSD’s ?

Hi, Mark

Nothing to back up doc or photo/video wise how do I format the two SSD’s, please last time I presumably did it during the installation process of putting P5 on?

Doug.

OK, boot to the Peppermint Six LiveCD/LiveUSB and select “Try Peppermint

When at the desktop, make sure you’re connected to the internet via the networkmanager icon in the system tray (either via an ethernet cable or by configuring your wireless network) … so when asked you can choose to download updates during the install.
If you can’t connect to the internet be sure NOT to choose to download the updates during the installation

One you’re happy you have an internet connection, click the “Install Peppermint” icon on the desktop to start the installer.

Progress through the installer until you come to a screen with a “Something Else” option at the bottom, similar to this

http://linuxforums.org.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1595

Make sure ONLYSomething Else” is selected and click the “Install Now” button … and you should see something like this

http://linuxforums.org.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1593

You’ll see a list of drives:
dev/sda
dev/sdb

under those drive headings there’ll be the partitions currenty on the drives, such as
/dev/sda
/dev/sda1
/dev/sda2
/dev/sda3

/dev/sdb
/dev/sdb1
/devf/sdb2

etc.

Now one at a time you want to click on those partitions (the ones that end with a number) to highlight them, then click the b[/b] button at the bottom left of that list to delete the partition

eventually ending up with just
/dev/sda
free space
/dev/sdb
free space

Now click the “free spaceunder /dev/sda to highlight it, then click the b[/b] button bottom left of the list

a dialog window will appear for adding a partition … sommat like this

http://linuxforums.org.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1605

Make it read:-
Type = Primary
Size (in megabytes) = 2000
Location = Beginning
Use as = Ext4
Mountpoint = /boot

and click the “OK” button.

Click on the “free space”" on the /dev/sda drive again (now underneath /dev/sda1) to highlight it … and click the b[/b] button again

Make the new dialog read:-
Type = Primary
Size (in megabytes) = 2000
Location = Beginning
Use as = Ext4
Mountpoint = /opt

and click the “OK” button.

Click on the “free space”" on the /dev/sda drive again (now underneath /dev/sda2) to highlight it … and click the b[/b] button again

Make the new dialog read:-
Type = Logical
Size (in megabytes) = 4000 (or whatever is left … ie. use ALL of the remaining space on /dev/sda which should already be entered for you)
Location = Beginning
Use as = Ext4
Mountpoint = /var

and click the “OK” button.

OK, now for the sdb drive…

Click on the “free space”" on the /dev/sdb drive to highlight it … and click the b[/b] button

Make the resulting dialog read:-
Type = Primary
Size (in megabytes) = 29000
Location = Beginning
Use as = Ext4
Mountpoint = /

and click the “OK” button.

Click on the “free space”" on the /dev/sdb drive again (now underneath /dev/sdb1) to highlight it … and click the b[/b] button again

Make the resulting dialog read:
Type = Logical
Size (in megabytes) = whatever is left … ie. use ALL of the remaining space on /dev/sdb which should already be entered for you)
Location = Beginning
Use as = swap

and click the “OK” button.

OK that’s all the partitioning done … and you’re back here

http://linuxforums.org.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1593

See the drop menu at the bottom entitled “Device for bootloader installation” … make sure that reads “/dev/sda
(NOT /dev/sda1)

and click the “Install Now” button.

Now you can follow the onscreen prompts …

When you get to the part where it ask you for a username and password etc … here’s a few hints -

You will be asked for things like -

Name:
Computername:
Username:
Password:
Re-Enter Password:

The Computername field will probably be autofilled for you after you’ve entered your name … but you can change it.

Make sure the Username is all lower case, and no spaces

Here’s what I used for MY AA1

Name: Mark Greaves Computername: mark-AA1 Username: mark Password: whatever_you_want Re-Enter Password: whatever_you_want (again)

so keep the username short and lower case (and no spaces)

Password rules … I think it needs to be at least 6 digits and at least one number … and remember, passwords ARE case sensitive.

It may be a good idea to write down what you enter here, so you don’t forget them … you WILL need at least the Username and Password later on, so don’t forget them.

When asked if you want to enable “Auto Login” (Login Automatically) … tick that option if you DON’T want to have to enter your username and password at each boot.

hi, Mark

Rather more complicated than I expected but your instructions are superb so bar me making a cock of it I just need to make sure I follow them to the letter.

Will have a go later tonight and let you know how I get on - fortunately I do have another laptop otherwise not sure how I could have carried this out.

Many thanks for your time.

Regard,

Doug.

Hi, Mark

Well it went like dream thanks to your excellent instructions it seems that once again I am indebted to you for your help, time and advice.

Really looking forward to using P6.

Once again thank you not only for helping me with this issue but for all your work on P6 as well.

Regards, Doug.

No problem Doug :slight_smile:

Just to be sure everything went where it’s supposed to be … can you post the output from:

sudo fdisk -l

and
and the contents of

gedit /etc/fstab

Hi, Mark

As requested.

Disk /dev/sda: 8069 MB, 8069677056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 981 cylinders, total 15761088 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000bd524

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 3905535 1951744 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 3905536 7811071 1952768 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 7813118 15759359 3973121 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 7813120 15759359 3973120 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 32.3 GB, 32279224320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3924 cylinders, total 63045360 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000bba60

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 2048 56641535 28319744 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 56643582 63043583 3200001 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 56643584 63043583 3200000 82 Linux swap / Solaris
doug@doug-1000 ~ $

/etc/fstab: static file system information.

Use ‘blkid’ to print the universally unique identifier for a

device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices

that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).

/ was on /dev/sdb1 during installation

UUID=a92b11cf-0fc9-4113-a025-888072451e11 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1

/boot was on /dev/sda1 during installation

UUID=1c46de63-e824-4095-bdea-c86c686f9047 /boot ext4 defaults 0 2

/opt was on /dev/sda2 during installation

UUID=489ff787-f054-4d3f-b2ad-a9ba659071c6 /opt ext4 defaults 0 2

/var was on /dev/sda5 during installation

UUID=41aec9fa-c6e8-4182-897d-e197069d4348 /var ext4 defaults 0 2

swap was on /dev/sdb5 during installation

UUID=27d033eb-3cd3-4df3-8b3a-6b8750746766 none swap sw 0 0

Regards, Doug.

Spot on mate … just what I expected to see … well done :slight_smile:

Hi, Mark

I think the “well done” comment should be addressed to you not me as without your knowledge, effort and patience I wouldn’t have done any of this.

Good to know it’s as you expected, however.

Many thanks.

Doug.

Okay have it your way … Yippee for me, didn’t I do this all on my own really well… ???

You’re welcome for the assist :wink: