Mint on an HP Mini 1000 netbook

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bailywolf
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Mint on an HP Mini 1000 netbook

Postby bailywolf » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:50 pm

I have one of HP's new Mini MIE netbooks. Its OS is basically Ubuntu with a HP skin on it. I like it, but accessing Ubuntu's full functionality through the idiot-proofing is a little annoying. I've been exploring other distros, and Mint was recommended to me.

Anyone try installing on an HP Mini 1000?


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Re: Mint on an HP Mini 1000 netbook

Postby Husse » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:54 am

Anyone try installing on an HP Mini 1000?

Have not seen any reports, but there are lots of eeepc with Mint and as Ubuntu works I see no reason why Mint should not work
(but as always - no guarantees)
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Re: Mint on an HP Mini 1000 netbook

Postby MrDeez » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:47 am

I installed this on my MIE Mini 1000 and it works great. And, though I like it better than the MIE OS, I really would like to be able to restore MIE. Now, installing Linux Mint IS NOT what fouled up my MIE restore image, it was installing Windows 7, which I actually believe to be inferior to Linux Mint. I still have the restore image on my computer, but I cannot get it to boot. HP's customer service is mostly unhelpful when it comes to the Mini 1000 MIE edition, so if you here anything about the HP Image Restore creator becoming available, or some alternative, please don't hesitate to let me know.

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Re: Mint on an HP Mini 1000 netbook

Postby technohindu » Sun May 10, 2009 12:46 pm

I found this link that should allow you to download a restore image.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-68017-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3860346&os=2020

It does require that you do it on another Windows XP computer though.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Mint on an HP Mini 1000 netbook

Postby ducatigirl » Wed May 13, 2009 12:23 pm

I have Mint 6 on my HP Mini 1000 and it's perfect. I wish there was a remix for the small screen, but other than that its perfect (and I get sound, unlike with the Ubuntu remix that is giving everyone such a hard time). If you successfully install any other distros, please post them!


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