Copyright ©2008-2012 Thomas Markfelder
Sometimes also referred to as Eeedora.
You may also check the related Fedora Project
Target for me was to have about same functionality as original Xandros Linux but with a more familiar Fedora way.
This implies also a little more security in user handling.
prepare a Fedora livedisc on USB memory stick
Use yumex to install liveusb-creator
see also: http://lifehacker.com/391067/fedora-9-puts-your-desktop-on-a-usb-drive
I used manual way to create the livedisk including a format of my memory stick first.
see also: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD/USBHowTo
a Fedora 10 livedisk on 4GB USB stick with 512MB persistent data area
used some advise from: http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=29477
Just in case you'd want to later roll back ...
follow: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/backup_procedure_for_eee_with_xandros and download http://www.glost.eclipse.co.uk/gfoot/eee/eeebackup/ tool.
put USB memory stick into EeePC.
enter bios settings by F2 press during boot
make sure removable device is bootable.
Select boot device on EeePC
Hold ESC during boot to select boot device .. select the USB memory stick .. let it boot.
Within LiveDisk use the icon for "install-to-disk" and install on 16GB SD-card or directly onto build-in SSD.
Some usefull considerations while still on LiveDisk:
install ntfs-config (a frontend to enable NTFS read/write on dual-boot PCs)
above goes into the persistant data area on the USB memory stick, i.e. it'll be available also the next time when using the LiveDisk.
Some first personalizations, I've used.
I did change some of them after some time again.
remove screen locking
change to Never - Nothing - Never and remove ticks from both boxes
un-check "PackageKit Update Applet"
change to "single click" opens
yum intall yumex
rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-10.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Some applications I like
to see exported shares of fileserver type
>/usr/sbin/showmount -e fileserver
added mountpoints in /home as this is on dev/sdb with my configuration and therefore more space was left there.
fileserver:/public /home/public-server nfs defaults,nfsvers=3,port=xxxx 0 0
download RPM from www.skype.com
install from file explorer
configure audio (a little tricky at first)
i've got it working with using
HDA Intel (hw:intel,0)
modprobe uvcvideo (supposedly drivers are installed and simply needs to be loaded)
yumex to install ucview (small webcam application)
Don't forget to check that the camera is enabled in the BIOS.
to ensure sufficient space for applications
I use a separate partition for /usr.
login to your ThinkOrSwim account
download installer from https://mediaserver.thinkorswim.com/installer/install.html
yumex to install
yumex to install comgt
(control tool for UMTS cards)
use method as shown at
download the zip package
mkdir -p /usr/local/share/freemind
unzip freemind*.zip -d /usr/local/share/freemind
chmod +x /usr/local/share/freemind/freemind.sh
ln -s /usr/local/share/freemind/freemind.sh /usr/local/bin/freemind
create desktop launcher that links to /usr/local/bin/freemind