Eee in 2017

I came up with a possible use for my Asus EeePC 701! A challenge is to find a Linux distribution that works well with it: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Alternative 32-bit seems good.

Lubuntu 16.04.3 is released, but for the moment I got 16.04.1 with the alternative download. After installation about 1200MB was available (I created no swap, despite warnings, since I have 2BG RAM) on my 4GB SSD.

It turned out the full upgrade (to 16.04.3) requried too much temporary space and filled up my drive. You can do two things to prevent this:

  • Mount /var/cache/apt on a USB drive while upgrading
  • Uninstall packages

When it comes to finding unnecessary packages its up to you. I uninstalled cups (no need to print), abiword (no need to write documents), gnumeric (no need to do excel-work) and many fonts (mostly thai and japanese).

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