Interested in Fedora on Smaller Machines?
katzj at redhat.com
Tue Aug 12 18:52:33 UTC 2008
On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 12:50 -0300, jeff wrote:
> 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.
My goal is that we should be able to run on the systems with stock
Fedora. Having to do a special spin limits users who get given cds, etc
at trade shows or the like.
> 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.
Luckily, wifi should be in for 2.6.27, although I need to actually try a
newer image on my ar2425 based box. I'll probably do that when I get
home (since that's where it is)
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