Ubuntu Linux on Asus 1005PE Using WUBI

After testing successfully Ubuntu Karmic Koala on Asus EeePC 1005PE, I finally decided to install it. As netbooks do not have CD/DVD drives, I need a means to install Ubuntu into the netbook. I came up with several ideas:

  • Use a shared DVD drive from another computer
  • Copy the contents of the Ubuntu installer into the netbook
  • Use a virtual CD drive to install Ubuntu

I settled for the last option. I installed Virtual Clone Drive to simulate a CD drive on the netbook.

Ubuntu got WUBI which will allow you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way.

I did not encounter any issues at all during the installation process. I still need to do the process I discussed in my previous article in order to activate wireless connectivity.

With Ubuntu Installed using WUBI, I could select on which OS I want to boot, Windows 7 or Ubuntu.

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).