So, I was thinking why not use Ubuntu minimal install? I am pretty familiar with Ubuntu/Debian distribution, fixing it should be much easier as I am familiar with the distro. As an aside I am planning to use it as a web server and i don't want to update the machine weekly to keep up with the latest Arch packages.
Ubuntu 12.10 minimal installation is very easy now a days It is as easy as installing Windows :). Anyway, I used a copy from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD. Ok, I am still using a lot of Windows machine ;(, so burning it to USB flash I used unetbootin.
Below are the sequence/options I have selected/or data supplied.
- Turn off Eee PC 900
- Connect flash drive (flashed with Ubuntu mini iso using unetbootin)
- Turn of Eee PC 900, press ESC to view boot options
- Select "Install" from the menu.
- English for the "Select a Language".
- United States for "Select your location"
- No on "Configure the keyboard"
- English (US) on "Configure the keyboard" - Country of origin for the keyboard
- English (US) on "Configure the keyboard" - Keyboard layout
- eth0 on "Configure the network" Primary network interface
- eeepc900 on "Configure the network" hostname
- United States on Choose a mirror of the Ubuntu archive
- us.archive.ubuntu.com on Choose a mirror of the Ubuntu archive - Ubuntu archive mirror
- Blank (nada) on Choose a mirror of the Ubuntu archive - HTTP Proxy information
- username lastname on Set up users and passwords - Full name for the new user
- username on Set up users and passowrds - Username for your account
- password on Set up users and passwords - Choose a password for the new user
- password on Set up users and passwords - Re-enter password for verify
- No on Set up users and passwords - Encrypt your home directory
- Yes on Configure the clock - Is this time zone correct
- In Software Selection, I selected
- LAMP server
- Lubuntu minimal installation
Ubuntu 12.10 minimal install have difficulty working with the partitions created by Arch. I have to delete the partitions manually before the installation can proceed.