Saturday, August 9, 2008

Moblin Image Creator for EeePC701

I have extended the moblin-image-creator to build image for EeePC 701. The feature of the final image :
  • Support to generate Writable Live USB image that don't require to install
  • Using squashfs + unisonfs like the default Xandros's distribution. The system only use 1GB of disk space(can be even smaller). 2.6GB disk space leave for use.
  • Using linux-eeepc kernel from which support madwifi and eeepc-acpi
  • Applied the changes from … _perfectly
EeePC 701 specific changes:
  • Make EeePC shut down properly
  • Enabling processor scaling
  • Wifi Hotkeys
  • Audio after suspend/resume
EeePC 701 specific changes for gnome (based on the ) :
  • Smaller toolbars icons
  • Disabling UI sounds
  • Fixing mute key
  • Fullscreen with -F11
  • Setting suspend when closing lid, blank screen
  • Don't display battery warning
  • Unconstraining windows to the top of the screen

As it is only an experimental release, I don't provide ISO/Image now(may provide later) . You may build your own image by using the moblin image creator. Furthur information: … reator.php

Instruction to get Moblin Image Creator for EeePC

git clone
cd moblin-image-creator.eeepc.git
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc
sudo dpkg -i ../moblin-image-creator_0.45_all.deb

And then run :

sudo image-creator


1. Create a platform project with type eeepc-i386-ubuntu-hardy-ppa
2. Create a target with fsets: eeepc-701-config and ubuntu-desktop . (You may also choose netbook-remix , but the default config for Gnome is not ready. Will add later)
3. Build image by press "Live RW USB" or "Install USB" button.
4. Press "Write USB Image" for the image generated.

Default user name : ume
Default password : (empty, just press enter when it prompt for password)


You may customize the image by press the "Terminal" button, it will create a chroot environment and you may install any package you want. I would suggest to remove "tracker" package from your image.

apt-get remove tracker


Test your image with "Live RW USB" is safe , as it won't touch the SSD. But if you choice to create a "Install USB" image. It will format your SSD without any notice!

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