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HP Mini 110c and Linux

Postby LeeNukes » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:03 pm

How do, just a bought an HP Mini 110c anyone got one running Linux?

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It comes with XP Home which I intend to remove straight away, couldn't find any good information online about it and Linux though so wondered if anyone here had one.
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Postby Rhakios » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:55 pm

I have an HP Mini 110-1115SA, which is very similar, but came with Windows 7 Starter edition. So far, the best luck I've had with a Linux install has been with Mandriva 2010, but then I've not actually tried the latest Ubuntu*. I'm not quite sure why, but I had some real trouble partitioning the drive, I ended up having to prepare the partitions with a G-Parted live CD, then just assign them in the partition manager.
I'm actually back using Windows 7 on it, though with most of the pre-installed stuff stripped out and Firefox, Thunderbird doing duty on the internet side.



* Some detail, openSUSE11.2 would not even boot past the splash screen (though the disc would still boot just fine on my Lenovo laptop, so it wasn't a disc problem). OpenSUSE11.1 eventually installed but had too many things not working for my liking, sad to tell, I didn't take notes. I tried Ubuntu 9.04, but the install would not complete. I didn't try Ubuntu 9.10 as it doesn't have support for my 3G-USB stick.
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Postby hecatae » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:31 am

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Postby LeeNukes » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:38 pm

hecatae wrote:http://www.hpminiguide.com/index.php

http://myhpmini.com/hp-models/hp-mini-110/

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport ... ini%20100c

takes me back, just read about the HP MIE based on Ubuntu 8.04


Great links, thanks. Didn't come across any of those in my searches but I was being specific and stating 110c as opposed to just 110.

Might have it tomorrow, might be Wednesday :)
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Debian Squeeze.

Postby Arcticfox » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:49 pm

Debian Squeeze worked almost out of the box, just had to recompile the WLAN driver using the wl driver rather than ssb or b43 as they don't work well with the supplied WLAN card.

Installation was through a USB stick, general instructions can be found here:

http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst

How to recompile the WL driver:

http://wiki.debian.org/wl

Note: I wiped my disk clean as I did not see any point of keeping the supplied junk OS :D
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Postby LeeNukes » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:01 pm

Ubuntu 9.10 NBR worked fine for me, no recompiling required.
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Postby Arcticfox » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:35 pm

LeeNukes wrote:Ubuntu 9.10 NBR worked fine for me, no recompiling required.


Yes same here when tested, but that's not really no surprise as it contains some binary patches/drivers otherwise not found in the stock kernel or the kernel distributed by Debian.
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Arch Linux running great on Mini 110c-1120SA

Postby Farcry » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:29 am

The only thing which didn't work out of the box was the wireless interface, but a quick visit to the Arch Wiki Arch Wiki showed me how to use the broadcom-wl package from the AUR.

I set up the Arch system initially by cloning an existing installation from a desktop using:
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rsync -av --delete /source/ /target/

then tweaking fstab, hosts, grub, etc.
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Re: Arch Linux running great on Mini 110c-1120SA

Postby LeeNukes » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:51 pm

Farcry wrote:I set up the Arch system initially by cloning an existing installation from a desktop using:
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rsync -av --delete /source/ /target/

then tweaking fstab, hosts, grub, etc.
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Nice, I need to do that for a server at work. I've backed it up to a 5GB tar.gzip file but I am having no end of problems trying to splurge it into a Virtual Fedora 7 installation (the same distro it was originally).

Anyway, another topic, I've not spent enough time on that.
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:58 pm

Further to this, the machine I mentioned above is now running 10.04 with no problems. It looked to be a bit dodgy during installation as the install kernel wouldn't recognise the ethernet chipset. However the full kernel did and then I got the wireless drivers as well.
I am also happy to report that 10.04 supports the K3520-Z USB 3G modem OOTB, so I'm fully mobile now.
The webcam also works, at least with Cheese anyway, which is all I've tried.
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