Home
Monday, June 26, 2017
8:20:47 AM
Users online: 0   You are here >> Home > Windows OS

Forums | Windows OS Forums search
Forum FAQ
   
 Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Next Page 
Installing Windows XP on your EEEPC
novakore 
2/6/08 12:36:34 PM
Serf
After some research, I realized that I didn't wipe ALL partitions, and left the BIOS one there, and the c: drive is now FAT 12...how can I format it to FAT32 or whatever it needs to be to install XP?

Thanks

-----

Kommando 
11/6/08 11:29:32 AM
Immortal

ugh, im installing XP with the usb hard drive method... 20 hours and counting, 79% installed.

going for SD card method.

-----
BSc.

Lambo 
11/6/08 5:10:07 PM
Mod
SuperHero

Immortal


Quote by Kommando
ugh, im installing XP with the usb hard drive method... 20 hours and counting, 79% installed.

going for SD card method.



20 Hours is way too long. It shouldn't take more then 40-50 minutes.

-----
"Atomic is more than a magazine. It's an institution. But mostly a magazine. And a website."

"DON'T GET ELIMINATED!!!

Kommando 
11/6/08 5:57:36 PM
Immortal

yeah, now physdiskwrite is just pushing data at the cardreader and the card isnt being written.

reminds me of an xkcd about escalating problems.

-----
BSc.

Lambo 
12/6/08 9:29:08 AM
Mod
SuperHero

Immortal


Quote by Kommando
yeah, now physdiskwrite is just pushing data at the cardreader and the card isnt being written.

reminds me of an xkcd about escalating problems.



Sure there isn't possibly a faulty unit?

-----
"Atomic is more than a magazine. It's an institution. But mostly a magazine. And a website."

"DON'T GET ELIMINATED!!!

Morelia 
20/6/08 6:32:11 PM
Serf
you dont need to install any previous versions of windows if you have an upgrade as it asks for the previous version. so just make another folder on the usb key and put the win98 or whatever install files there. when xp asks for a previous version of windows direct it to that folder. sometimes helps if you copy it to the hdd


Edited by Morelia: 20/6/2008 6:32:55 PM

-----

SniperTech 
21/6/08 2:47:53 AM
Serf
I installed Xp onto my eee 900 I have some info and a video of it booting in 30 seconds here.

http://www.snipertech.net/2008/06/xp-boot-in-30-seconds/

-----
~Matt
http://www.SniperTech.net/

JoshSkillz 
6/7/08 6:36:03 PM
Serf
Quote by Lambo
Installing Windows XP on your EEEPC.

Here's my guide to installing Windows XP on your EEEPC. Alot of credit must go to:

http://www.eeeuser.com

Firstly, let me just say, that this is the method I used to install it. I've read and seen many other methods to do this. This is just what I did. If you feel there is an easier way, or that a step can be done quicker, feel free to post.

Hardware you'll need

1.) A USB memory key. 1GB is recommended, but if your going to use a custom nLite installation of Windows XP, then you can get away with a 512MB one.

2a.) A SD Memory Card. Any size will do, even if you have a 16MB one laying around, that's heaps.

OR

2b.) A Second USB memory key. Any size. (It should be noted I've only tried this with the SD card option)

3.) A Windows XP SP 2 Installation CD.

Software you'll need

1.) Download physdiskwrite. A small utility to use for creating a boot disk for our XP installation.

http://m0n0.ch/wall/physdiskwrite.php

2.) A boot disk image.

UPDATE NOTE 7/March/08: The link below doesn't seem to work anymore. I am in the process of finding a new download link. If you happen to know one please post about it. I shall leave the link bellow in the mean time.

http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml

Grab the one called 'MS Windows XP System Setup Disk'.

Step 1: Creating a SD boot disk
Create a temporary directory on your PC and unzip physdiskwrite.exe into this folder.

Using your file compression program (WinRAR, WinZip, 7Zip etc) extract the file "WXPBOOT.IMA" to the same folder as physdiskwrite.exe.

NOTE: The wxpboot.exe is not an archive, programs such as WinRAR may throw an error, but still extract at least 'WXPBOOT.IMA'.

Insert your SD or your 2nd USB memory key into your PC.

Next go to into disk management of your PC by going into:
Control Panel --> Administration Tools --> Computer Management --> Disk Management

Make a special note of the drive number (not the letter) of your SD card or USB memory key.

Next open a command line and navigate to your temp directory where physdiskwrite.exe is located.

Type: physdiskwrite -u wxpboot.ima

WARNING: It will list all of your drives and ask you which one you want to write to. BE VERY CAREFUL HERE. You need to make sure you aren't writing to any of your actual hard disks.

It should only take a few seconds. This device becomes your 'boot disk'.

Step 2: Copying XP to your USB memory key
Take your windows XP installation CD and stick it in your DVD/CD drive.

Copy the folder 'i386' to your USB key (the first one, not the one you put your boot disk onto).

If you are using a standard XP SP2 CD without using nLite, it will be around 550MB to put on. I'd highly encourage anyone doing this to grab nlite at http://www.nliteos.com to cut down the size of your Windows XP size. Remove unwanted or unneeded utilites and applications to save room. (I was able to cut the CD size down to 325MB without to much sacrifice).

This USB key becomes our 'Windows Disk'.

Step 3: Preparing EEEPC
Insert your SD boot disk into the SD card slot, or USB port if it's a memory key.

Boot your EEEPC and go into it's bios by hitting F2 when it first switches on.

Change 'OS Insallation' to 'Start'. Hit F10 to save and exit.

As soon as the EEPC restarts hit escape to load the boot loader.

At the memu choose either your SD card if you used that, or the USB mem key.

It shouldn't take long and at some point will ask you to hit any key to continue.

When you finaly reach a command prompt you should see:
<



Hey,
not sure whats happend here but was following your steps up until here where it seems to be cut off? is this just for me?
i followed on using peoples comments and have now deleted all the partitions and created a new one.

now i have hit a dead end and do not know how to initialize the windows installation, can anyone tell me?

-----

.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
6/7/08 8:05:57 PM
Titan

Oddly many threads seems to be getting bits cut off. :S

-----
Cyb3rGlitch Tutorials: http://www.cyb3rglitch.com/
Tutorials for the aspiring beginner.

Lambo 
8/7/08 11:31:42 AM
Mod
SuperHero

Immortal


Your correct. Just noticed the same thing.

Will dig up the rest of the guide and put it back up.

-----
"Atomic is more than a magazine. It's an institution. But mostly a magazine. And a website."

"DON'T GET ELIMINATED!!!

Lambo 
17/7/08 10:41:18 AM
Mod
SuperHero

Immortal


I'm struggling to find the rest of this thread.

If anyone copy and pasted it and has the whole un edited original can they let me know.

Thanks.

-----
"Atomic is more than a magazine. It's an institution. But mostly a magazine. And a website."

"DON'T GET ELIMINATED!!!

Lambo 
18/7/08 12:51:08 PM
Mod
SuperHero

Immortal


Found it guys. Updated.

-----
"Atomic is more than a magazine. It's an institution. But mostly a magazine. And a website."

"DON'T GET ELIMINATED!!!

allienzaddicts 
3/8/08 4:09:24 PM
Serf
Hi Lambo, I've followed the step by step installation instructions and am stuck at installing the winxp.

When I navigate to "d:\i386\winnt" it shows bad command or file name. Did anyone encounter the same problem so far?

btw, mine is EEEPC 701

-----

allienzaddicts 
4/8/08 1:12:39 AM
Serf
Quote by allienzaddicts
Hi Lambo, I've followed the step by step installation instructions and am stuck at installing the winxp.

When I navigate to "d:\i386\winnt" it shows bad command or file name. Did anyone encounter the same problem so far?

btw, mine is EEEPC 701



I guess the nlite XP downloaded just wont work this time. No choice hv 2 use the normal size of XP installation

-----

Lambo 
4/8/08 10:18:33 AM
Mod
SuperHero

Immortal


Quote by allienzaddicts
Hi Lambo, I've followed the step by step installation instructions and am stuck at installing the winxp.

When I navigate to "d:\i386\winnt" it shows bad command or file name. Did anyone encounter the same problem so far?

btw, mine is EEEPC 701



Some users report that the d:\ is not the drive letter allocated when they try this. I found that when I put the USB key in certain ports, the drive letter changed.

Try a different USB port and see if that helps.

-----
"Atomic is more than a magazine. It's an institution. But mostly a magazine. And a website."

"DON'T GET ELIMINATED!!!

kegraider 
18/8/08 5:31:22 PM
Journeyman

Great little tut' mate. Mine's currently installing via the USB "D:" now. As for "Kommando", try another USB drive. Perhaps is isn't working at USB2 speeds. Mine took about an hour for the initial pre-install environment area.

Just wanted to congratulate you on a simple to follow guide that NOBODY should stuff up.

-----
In a world without fences, who needs Gates?

Lambo 
19/8/08 10:11:49 AM
SuperHero
Immortal


Quote by kegraider
Great little tut' mate. Mine's currently installing via the USB "D:" now. As for "Kommando", try another USB drive. Perhaps is isn't working at USB2 speeds. Mine took about an hour for the initial pre-install environment area.

Just wanted to congratulate you on a simple to follow guide that NOBODY should stuff up.



Thanks I'm glad it worked well for you!

-----
"Atomic is more than a magazine. It's an institution. But mostly a magazine. And a website."

"DON'T GET ELIMINATED!!!

kegraider 
19/8/08 11:19:00 AM
Journeyman

Oh, here's a nice tip too...

I just tried installing it on my other EEEPC. Took about 30 minutes in the first blue screen bit that says "Please wait while Setup copies files to your hard disk", without displaying the yellow progress bar!

The only thing I did different to yesterday is, on this EEEPC, I used my 4GB USB drive, and the one I used yesterday, it was on my 1GB (old) USB drive. So I turned the machine off, put in my 1GB drive (I was using it earlier), and formatted the SSD again, then ran d:\i386\winnt.exe.

Within 2 minutes, the EEEPC was displaying the yellow progress bar.

So, the tip is.....If it seems to be taking too long to copy / install, try changing to a smaller USB drive. I dunno, maybe it has something to do with the higher capacity cards. Much like SD and SDHC compatability issues.

-----
In a world without fences, who needs Gates?

krismmm 
23/8/08 12:48:18 AM
Serf
Quote by Lambo
Quote by allienzaddicts
Hi Lambo, I've followed the step by step installation instructions and am stuck at installing the winxp.

When I navigate to "d:\i386\winnt" it shows bad command or file name. Did anyone encounter the same problem so far?

btw, mine is EEEPC 701



Some users report that the d:\ is not the drive letter allocated when they try this. I found that when I put the USB key in certain ports, the drive letter changed.

Try a different USB port and see if that helps.



hey lambo

thanks for your guide but im experiencing the same problem, im going to have to question this response.. i386 doesnt exist on any other drive.. so if you can navigate to there it must be correct. i have now copied from d: to c: the i386 folder and the directory is there and all folders... when i check my XP media i find that winnt.sif exists but no winnt.exe..

please assist!

-----

cyl287 
31/8/08 6:56:48 PM
Serf
Hi Lambo,

Successully installed XP following your instructions exactly. Many thanks.

I'm wondering if you could tell computer idiots like me to get the wireless worked after installing XP on eeepc? Sorry for making such stupid requests ......

-----

 Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7  | Next Page 
Forums | Windows OS