eee pc 900, boot from external hdd for xp install

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by gravity, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. gravity

    gravity New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've been trying for a few hours now, does anyone know what I need to do to get going? I've copied over the entire windows cd to an external hdd, booted but all I get is the black screen with a blinking line. I've heard its possible to install windows from an external hdd, but how?
    Anything Helps, Thanks
     
  2. more off

    more off Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    71,662
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Tacoma
    you can do it from a flash drive, hold on let me find the link :hsd:
     
  3. more off

    more off Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    71,662
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Tacoma
    you need to make the external HD or usb drive bootable, you cant just copy the files over.

    make an .iso image of your XP CD and then use this program to write the .iso onto the HD.

    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

    then you'll be able to boot off that usb/HD.

    edit: unetbootin only works for linux installs
     
  4. more off

    more off Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    71,662
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Tacoma
  5. more off

    more off Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    71,662
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Tacoma
    on a side note

    checkout my badass eeePC 900 with ubuntu installed via USB thumbdrive :love:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    19,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    No fair! Craptop is the name of my old laptop!

    You need to change your computer name, like right now.
     
  7. more off

    more off Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    71,662
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Tacoma
    :rofl:

    i've been naming my linux laptops "craptop" forever now :gtfo:

    this is my 3rd craptop :o

    xubuntu ibook, ubuntu vaio vgn-sz360p and this ubuntu eeePC have all been named that
     
  8. more off

    more off Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    71,662
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Tacoma
    i'm glad this noob came back to get the useful information that i posted :ugh2:
     
  9. inline4

    inline4 turn that frown upside down

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2001
    Messages:
    53,647
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    shit, the car, theres hella scrapes
  10. gravity

    gravity New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    0
    How are the drivers for ubuntu? I was thinking that might be a decent option.
     
  11. gravity

    gravity New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    0
    and starcraft.... A big part of windows was starcraft:rolleyes:
     
  12. more off

    more off Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    71,662
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Tacoma

    everything works great on the eeePC with ubuntu

    you gotta remember the xandros versions are linux.

    i used a custom eeePC mod program that you run right after your install and it gets the wireless working and tweaks ubuntu to run optimally on the eeePC as well as adjusts the screen resolution and makes all the function keys work.

    ive never tried XP on mine, bought a 20gb xandros 1 and switched to ubuntu but so far everything works.
     
  13. more off

    more off Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    71,662
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Tacoma
    i fucking love mine :love:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. gravity

    gravity New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    0
    The way I understand it, you run the .sio of the distro through the first mentioned program, and then boot. At least that's what I'm trying right now. I noticed that app for ubuntu as I was searching around, was unsure if it was just bloatware though. I'll give it a shot.
     

Share This Page