If you own a Taiwanese eeePC and are not fluent in Chinese you might be interested in this. I've restored my eeePC (see Restoring the original factory Xandros Linux on an Eee PC 701 4G on how to do this). Below I documented the steps to get the eeePC up and running again.
First screen. Probably some kind of license agreement. Check (A), then click on (N)
Second screen. Fill in the name of the PC, then press (N)
Third screen: Enter the root password in both boxes, then press (N)
Fourth screen: Select the time zone you are in and correct the time if not good. Press (N)
Fifth screen: Probably a completion message, press (F) or wait a while; system will reboot.
Next step is probably to configure the language to English. See Change Language from Chinese to English
You may also want to check out the Full Desktop Mode
Enjoy your freshly reconfigured eeePC
All the changes you have done above will be gone after a F9 restore. So if you don't want to go thru the same hassle again next time in case you need to use F9 restore, you can modify the file /usr/share/apps/firstrunwizard/firstrunwizard.conf in the read only partition sda1.
To do this, first open this file with the default Text Editor and change the contents as below to default English:
[Global] DefaultTimeZoneCity = New York PasswordMinimumNumberofCharacters = 4 UserNameMaximumNumberofCharacters = 80 LanguagesSupported = en_US DefaultLanguage = en_US KeyboardLayoutsSupported = English/US,English/UK,English/International #LocalesSupported=US English,UK English
Then save and close the file.
Please note that due to the nature of the union filesystem, this file you have modified is NOT saved to the read only partition sda1, but to the user partition sda2. Now you need to boot into rescue mode to copy this file from sda2 (mounted in /mnt-user) to sda1 (mounted in /mnt-system). Then it will last a F9 restore.
In fact make the above changes and delete the .firstrun file in the /home/user directory and voila on next log answer all the questions and the english language is fully implemented without having to rename the /usr/share/locale/zh_TW directory ….