Interested in Fedora on Smaller Machines?

jeff moe at
Tue Aug 12 15:50:23 UTC 2008

Jeremy Katz wrote:
> Smaller form-factor machines such as the Asus eeePC have gotten a fair
> bit of the tech press spotlight of late.  Have you bought one with the
> idea of running Fedora on it?  Or have you thought about doing so?

I've done a few different draft images for the Asus EeePC model 900 that can be 
put on a USB pen drive then booted and optionally installed. I used 
livecd-tools to build them.

Gnome Image (600M):

Text only (199M):

Minimal GUI openbox (300M):

I've done a number of other images floating around as well, and I have a super 
rad one waiting in the wings hahaha.

These are based on BLAG 90k which is based on Fedora 9. The kernel (-libre + 
-rt) supports all hardware on the EeePC 701/900 using *only* free software. 
This includes wifi with the ath5k driver. It is based on -libre and -rt plus 
various other patches.

If you are interested in this I can keep you updated when I do new images (like 
every few days right now).


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