It's pretty simple really, since the entire system fits on a CD, which can be blown from either Windows or Linux.
It can also be put on a Thumb-Drive, but the instructions depend on which type of desktop you're doing the preparation from. You could even build the whole distribution from the ground up, if you wanted to.
Since you need to boot the Eee from something attached to a USB port, your choices are :
livecd-iso-to-disk XYZ.iso /dev/sdb1”, where
XYZ.isois the name of the ISO file, and
/dev/sdb1is the name of the USB key partition where you want the image.
livecd-iso-to-disk” installed, you will need to install the ”
livecd-tools” package (and dependencies). The easiest way to to this is to use yum:
# yum install -y livecd-tools
F2to get to the BIOS setup - and on the Boot screen, change the Hard Disk boot order so that USB drive is at the top of the list, then press
F10to save and exit
XFCEshould boot automatically
Ctrl-Alt-T: Brings up a Terminal
Ctrl-Alt-F: Brings up a File-Finder (Thunar)
Ctrl-Alt-B: Brings up a Browser (Firefox)
Ctrl-Alt-W: Brings up Wifi-Radar (to connect to an access-point)
eeedora- lame, I know.
wifi-radarunder the network tab, or the Ctrl-Alt-W shortcut key
Distrustplugin installed by default
Truecryptmodule is installed - so your data can be encrypted strongly
/root/eee-setup/addons/installthat makes it easy to install a wide variety of stuff - like OpenOffice, media players, flash, java, etc…