EeePC-vx6 Dualboot Windows7 - Mint10 (incl. Skype)

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EeePC-vx6 Dualboot Windows7 - Mint10 (incl. Skype)

Postby lauren on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:50 am

HowTo

1. Preliminary
2. Partitioning
3. Installation
4. WLAN
5. Sound
6. Upgrade to Mint 11, Katya


1. Preliminary

Hardware of the ASUS netbook
Lamborghini Eee PC - VX6: based on EeePC 1215N
1 x USB 2.0 (left side), 2 x USB 3.0 (right side), Card reader, ...
USB 3.0 ports problem:
> I could not boot Julia live USB
> External hard disk not recognized trying to install LMDE

12.1-inch 1366 x 768 glossy screen
1.3-MP webcam
...
OS: Windows 7 (32 bit) on 4 primary partitions


Some of the following Terminal commands are requiring root rights
> live medium: sudo su, RETURN, command, RETURN
> installed Julia Gnome: sudo command, PASSWORD - not displayed -, RETURN

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inxi -F
...
CPU:       Dual core Intel Atom D525 (-HT-MCP-) cache 512 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips 7199.94
           Clock Speeds: (1) 1799.985 MHz (2) 1799.985 MHz (3) 1799.985 MHz (4) 1799.985 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1 Intel N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller Card-2 nVidia Device 0a76 tty res: 125x36 Gfx Data: N/A for root user
Audio:     Card Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel BusID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.23
Network:   Card-1 Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY BusID: 03:00.0
           Card-2 Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet driver atl1c v: 1.0.0.2-NAPI at port dc00 BusID: 02:00.0
Disks:     HDD Total Size: 330.1GB (9.3% used) 1: /dev/sda WDC_WD3200BEVT 320.1GB
           2: USB /dev/sda Card_Reader 2.0GB 0C
...


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lsusb
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 13d3:3315 IMC Networks
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
...
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:5071 IMC Networks
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


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lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
...
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
...
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
...
01:00.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0a76 (rev a2)


Windows:
Download PartedMagic - a Linux operating system with tools as GParted, Unetbootin,...
About Parted Magic
Download Julia Gnome (64 bit)
Linux Mint 10 DVD 64bit

Of course you can download GParted and create a live USB GParted:
About Gnome Partition Editor

Check md5sum

UNetbootin:
live USB PartedMagic
live USB Julia


2. Partitioning

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fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x11b42f68
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1       13055   104857600    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2           13055       15013    15728640   1b  Hidden W95 FAT32
/dev/sda3           15013       38911   191963136    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4           38911       38914       20824   ef  EFI (FAT-12/16/32)


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parted -l print
Model: ATA WDC WD3200BEVT-8 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 320GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number  Start   End    Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  107GB  107GB   primary  ntfs         boot
 2      107GB   123GB  16.1GB  primary  fat32        hidden
 3      123GB   320GB  197GB   primary  ntfs
 4      320GB   320GB  21.3MB  primary


PartedMagic live/ GParted

19/04/2011:
Mint Julia iso-files are containing GParted 0.6.2 (LMDE -> 0.7), but meanwhile GP 0.8 is out.
PartedMagic 6.0 contains GParted 0.8 and UNetbootin and many other useful tools.

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Original partitions
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STEPS:

back up the files in sda3 (DATA partition only contains 2 folders/ 3 GB)
delete sda3
create an extended partition in the unallocated space

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Deleting primary partition sda3, creating new extended Partition sda3
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STEPS:

create logical partitions within the extended partition (at least one partition for rootMint)
suggestion:
Data partition, #1, > 10 GB , e.g. 10 - after applying -> sda5
root partition, #2, 8 - 15 GB , e.g. 15 -> sda6
swap partition, #3, ~ 3 GB , e.g. 3 -> sda7
home partition, #4, > 20 GB, e.g. 45 -> sda8

Creating partitions with GP: pay attention to the factor 1.024 for the size shown later on, e.g. for the size 3 GB choose 3*1024 MB = 3072 MB

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Creating new logical partitions within the extended partition
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Last edited by lauren on Sun May 29, 2011 12:53 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: EeePC-vx6 Dualboot Windows7 - Mint10 (incl. Skype)

Postby lauren on Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:03 am

3. Installation


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Partitioning completed
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Now the 2 folders - saved at the beginning - can be copied to the new Data exchange partion sda5.

Linux Mint 10, Julia, live USB
Installation in GERMAN


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Custom Layout
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Partition /dev/sda6 -> "/" <root>, /dev/sda7 -> swap, /dev/sda8 -> "/home"
BTW: I formatted the partitions with GParted.

Device for boot loader installation (Dual boot) is the Master Boot Record of the first hard disk (only one hd) -> /dev/sda,
not PBR (root partition, sda6) !
BTW: In case of tripel boot - as third operating system - PBR is possible.


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Installation finished
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blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="8AE6389DE6388B87" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda2: UUID="86F4-D40A" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sda5: LABEL="Eee" UUID="194CA2A35CFC19A4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda6: LABEL="rootLinux" UUID="94335b1b-6cb2-4b59-a1d2-16fe689f3ce2" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda7: UUID="bc7098b9-21e6-4f25-a1e2-736f0ee8a496" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda8: LABEL="homeLinux" UUID="b2e35dcb-e5e2-4d04-a50a-a631770b2119" TYPE="ext4"


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parted -l print
Modell: ATA WDC WD3200BEVT-8 (scsi)
Festplatte  /dev/sda:  320GB
Sektorgröße (logisch/physisch): 512B/512B
Partitionstabelle: msdos

Anzahl Beginn  Ende   Größe   Typ       Dateisystem     Flags
 1      1049kB  107GB  107GB   primary   ntfs            boot
 2      107GB   123GB  16,1GB  primary   fat32           versteckt
 3      123GB   191GB  67,6GB  extended
 5      123GB   134GB  10,7GB  logical   ntfs
 6      134GB   150GB  16,1GB  logical   ext4
 7      150GB   154GB  3221MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
 8      154GB   191GB  37,6GB  logical   ext4
 4      320GB   320GB  21,3MB  primary


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df -h
Dateisystem           Size  Used  Avail Use% Eingehängt auf
/dev/sda6              15G  3,7G   11G  27% /
none                  991M  300K  990M   1% /dev
none                 1000M  168K 1000M   1% /dev/shm
none                 1000M  312K 1000M   1% /var/run
none                 1000M     0 1000M   0% /var/lock
/dev/sda8              35G  226M   33G   1% /home
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Re: EeePC-vx6 Dualboot Windows7 - Mint10 (incl. Skype)

Postby lauren on Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:10 am

4. WLAN


Important: You need a wired Internet connection - to activate the driver for Wireless Network

Main Menu > System > Administration > Additional Drivers

-> Searching for available drivers... No proprietary drivers are in use


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Activating =>

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lauren@lauren-VX6 ~ $ inxi -F | grep Network
->

    Network: Card-1 Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver wl BusID: 03:00.0

The STA wireless driver Broadcom BCM4313 is not listed in the above package - however wireless is working!

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lauren@lauren-VX6 ~ $ ifconfig
eth0      ...

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  Hardware Adresse 47:5d:61:a7:de:51 
          inet Adresse:192.168.1.76  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Maske:255.255.255.0
...


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lauren@lauren-VX6 ~ $ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Link Quality:5  Signal level:210  Noise level:166
          Rx invalid nwid:0  invalid crypt:0  invalid misc:0         

5. Sound

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mint / # cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
Codec: Realtek ALC259


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mint / # aplay -L
default
pulse
    Playback/recording through the PulseAudio sound server
front:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC259 Analog
    Front speakers
...
hw:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC259 Analog
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
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pavucontrol
> Input Devices
Channels are locked together; unlock channels and reduce one to zero:
left ~ 90%, right 0%.


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alsamixer



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F6: Select sound card
and adjust channels

[Alternative:
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gnome-alsamixer
]

Now it is necessary to edit the file alsa-base.conf:
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gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf


add the line:
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options snd-hda-intel model=auto



save, reboot



Skype

Options > Sound Devices

Don't "Allow Skype to automatically adjust my mixer levels"
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Re: EeePC-vx6 Dualboot Windows7 - Mint10 (incl. Skype)

Postby lauren on Sun May 29, 2011 12:44 pm

Upgrade to KATYA 64 bit

DVD 64 bit and 32 bit:
I could not boot from USB created with PartedMagic/ UNetbootin as well as Julia/ Startup Disk Creator!
Error message:
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(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: No such device

Next try: CD no codecs 64 bit:
Success with Julia: Menu > System/ Administration/ Startup Disk Creator.

Asus USB 3.0: Error message:
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Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

Asus USB 2: Error message:
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 ...not a COM32R image

Solicited input:

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live



Installation

/dev/sda: MicroSD memory card
/dev/sdb: USB flash drive with Katya image
/dev/sdc: hard disk

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Allocate drive space
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I used the logical partitions where I had installed root Julia (here: /dev/sdc6) and home Julia (/dev/sdc8);
pay attention to choose the right device and partitions!

sdc6: format (ext4) and mount as "/"
sdc8: don't format, use as ext4 and mount as "/home"!

Bootloader: MBR (master boot record) of hard disk, here: /dev/sdc.

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Festplattenspeicher zuweisen
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It took 15 minutes to finish installation.
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Re: EeePC-vx6 Dualboot Windows7 - Mint10 (incl. Skype)

Postby android.samurai on Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:15 pm

FIRST..LET ME SAY...

HOLY COW PIES...... WHAT ARE U DOING ???????????????
YOUR INSANE..YOU KNOW THAT...?

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS THE FOLLOWING....
(KEEP IN MIND WINDOWS WILL ONLY ALLOW 5 PARTITIONS MAXIMUM)
1. IN WINDOWS.. SHRINK YOUR WINDOWS OR ANY OTHER PARTITION SO THEIR IS ABOUT 15 OR 20 GIGS OF EMPTY SPACE
( YOU MAY HAVE SUCH EMPTY SPACE ALREADY..IF SO FINE SKIP THIS STEP)

2. REBOOT INTO YOUR LINUX DISTRO'S INSTALL PROGRAM, AND START INSTALLING...

3. WHEN YOU REACH GRUB WINDOW..
CLICK ON YOUR EMPTY SPACE.. CLICK ADD.. ADD AN EXT4 PARTITION AND SET IT TO FORMAT IT THAT WAY
CHOOSE PRIMARY
CHOOSE /

CHOOSE INSTALL , SAY OK PROCEED TO THE NO SWAP POPUP .. AND PROCEED TO DO THE INSTALL..

THATS IT HOSS... WHEN ITS DONE IT REBOOTS AND YOU GET YOUR MULTI CHOICE BOOT MENU...


GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY IM NOT SURE WHAT YOU DID THERE...BUT ITS MIND TWISTING....DID YOU PC EXPLODE ON REBOOT ? LOL ...



!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH.. I JUST NOTICED YOUR DOING AN EEEPC... EEEPC COME ONE OF TWO WAYS... WITH HARD DRIVE OR WITH SSD...WHICH ONE YOU GOT ????????????? IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR DOING THIS JOB TO KNOW WHICH YOU HAVE...

IF YOU HAVE SSD ON THE EEEPC.. THEN FACTORY HAS SET 2 SEPERATE HARD DISKS UP IN THAT EPC... YOU WILL HAVE A SMALL DISK AND A BIGGER ONE...
YOU WILL NEED TO INSTALL TO THE LARGER DRIVE... THE SMALLER ONE CAN BE CHANGED TO USE AS STORAGE... HOWEVER...IF YOU WIPE THE SMALLER ONE... YOU WILL LOOSE THE SMART BUTTONS CONTROL ON THE EEEPC SHOULD YOU EVER REINSTALL WINDOWS..

EEEPC WITH SSD CAN BE TRICKEY.... ALSO AFTER INSTALL ON LARGER PARTITION OF SSD IN EEEPC... YOU NEED TO SET BOOT MENU TO BOOT TO THAT DRIVE..NOT THE SMALLER ONE.... OR YOU WILL THINK YOU FAILED...

GOOD LUCK
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