CF-29 with different OSes (what will and won't install) with pictures.

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  1. Michael AU

    Michael AU Notebook Enthusiast

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    I thought I'd start a thread on what OSes will and or won't install on a CF-29. So here goes ...

    We all know Windows XP will install on them because they come out with it. I have had Vista on my old one but it turned it into a slug it was so slow, I have Windows 7 and 10 on my current CF-29s. I do not know, nor do I really care but others may want to know so please feel free to let us know, if Windows 8 & 8.1 install and run on a CF-29.

    As far as installing non-Microsoft OSes as I try each one I will add pictures of the ones that are successful.

    What will install:
    FreeDOS (I personally use FreeDOS 1.2 with old DOS type software to tune cars)

    CF-29 & FreeDOS.jpg IMG_20190425_105714.jpg
    Debian (and derivatives) will install.

    Ubuntu Anyone remember UNR (Ubuntu Netbook Remix)? here's a picture of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) UNR. Yeah I know its old and unsupported! The point was to see how it looked on a CF-29. I will get a better screenshot. Only problem so far is the touch screen isn't supported. I'm wondering if the packages for the GUI interface will work on a modern Debian install and if that will help with the touchscreen. UNR was based on Gnome 2.26 so it will have to be adjusted for MATE 1.20

    CF-29 + UNR.jpg

    OSes that won't install:
    Android X86 (will not install in its current form)
    Chromium OS - Cloudready by Neverware (also will not install in its current form)
    Moblin Netbook OS (Another old OS that is no longer supported. Problem: init keeps spawning to quickly and crashes the installation media, it may work with a CD but won't with a USB).
    FreeBSD (will not load to install from USB)
    OpenBSD (will not load to install from USB)
    NetBSD (will load installer from USB but bugs in partitioning stop installation after partitions have been decided).
    DragonflyBSD currently supported versions only available in 64 bit
     
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    UNCNDL1 Notebook Evangelist

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    flopic1.png My favorite loads and works great:
    https://mxlinux.org/
    Another also works quite well:
    http://navigatrix.net/
    Both distributions have great support!
    Don't forget to ad the Florence Keyboard for touchscreen

    Sent from my CF-M34
     
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    Michael AU Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have to admit I thought MX had disappeared from the Linux ecosystem, good to see it is alive and strong.

    I haven't heard of Navigatrix before so I will look into that.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    MX is good stuff. I find it usable for a Linux distro.
     
  7. SHEEPMAN!

    SHEEPMAN! Freelance

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    There are 29's and 29's.

    Mark 1, 2 and 3 need non-pae versions of your favorite Linux/Debian. These will then work on all? the earlier models like CF-27, CF-M34, and a host of others.

    These units can be booted from USB with the install of PlopLinux.
    https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanagers.html
    Some of the ancient units require forcing of USB 1.1. (A check box in PlopLinux.)

    AntiX (non-pae) works very well on about anything. A bit of a learning curve here.
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    Sent from CF-31MK3 MX18.2

    Thanks.....btw I still have a few CF-29 MK1-5 if someone wants to play. :)
    Screenshot-3.png
     
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    fj1289 Newbie

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    I’m interested in the detailed how-to on the Windows 10 install.

    I’ve got a Mk5 running on Linux, but would like to get 10 up and running if possible. My backup plan is new techtough hard drive with XP or 7. Intended use is as a replacement for the Mk3 I use now for engine tuning and very limited GoPro video downloading, editing and posting.

    Thanks for posting!
     
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    UNCNDL1 Notebook Evangelist

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    The antiX website is here:
    https://antixlinux.com/
    They have great how to videos for antiX...
    Dolphin Oracle has many videos for Mx as well...
    worth the time and effort
     
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    Michael AU Notebook Enthusiast

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    For Australia (there is probably one for each major nation) this link will take you to a USB Media installation creation tool. Go to the link, follow the instructions for the version of Windows 10 you want and create the USB tool. After that just put your USB into the rear USB port and boot your machine. You may need to change your boot order so it will boot to the USB 1st. In my experience Windows 10 runs really well on an SSD but you need an SSD adaptor for it to work.
     
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