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Linux MeeGo is a Linux-based operating system designed by Intel and Nokia for netbooks and smart phones. Installing MeeGo on an Eee PC 1000 netbook is quick slick and easy. I found the user interface to be colourful and stylish with many quirky animations. MeeGo's features are easy to discover and it is fast and responsive.
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Reducing BIOS time on eees
by benoitb on Tue 6th Jul 2010 07:19 UTC
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2010-06-29

On my 901, if I do a special primary partition of 8 or 16 MB with a certain file system, I can tell the BIOS to "fastboot" and I don't see that EeePc BIOS screen that you've got.

The computer then spends only ~5s on a black screen for BIOS as you power it up.

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RE: Reducing BIOS time on eees
by benoitb on Tue 6th Jul 2010 07:21 in reply to "Reducing BIOS time on eees"
benoitb Member since:
2010-06-29

I quote from: http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Asus_Eee_PC_1000HE

the last partition is a 50MB partition that the Eeepc BIOS uses to store some data to abreviate the POST of your netbook.
I whole-heartedly recommend keeping the fourth partition whatever you do. Those 50 megabytes saves about ~7 seconds of boot time. Provided you're using the HDD that comes with your 1000he, all that needs to be done in order to keep the quick post working after you wipe is to leave partition 4 alone.
If you delete the EFI partition by mistake, you can restore Boot Booster by creating a 50MB primary partition at the end of your hard drive. Label it as EFI (0xef) from within fdisk. The contents of the partition are not important as it is only a caching area for the BIOS.

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watkin5 Member since:
2009-06-20

Thanks for the information.
I'm going to give that a go.

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zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

I am pretty certain that the partition must be FAT formatted. It's a rule for EFI. I have no idea how the BIOS would manage to write data into an unformatted partition in any standard manner. If they did it would make nonsense of the EFI partition type.

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RE: Reducing BIOS time on eees
by escott on Wed 7th Jul 2010 13:56 in reply to "Reducing BIOS time on eees"
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2010-07-07

A VAX-11/730 would boot VMS 3.something in about an hour. Fortunately, you didn't have to do it very often. As far as the "VAX-11" nomenclature, it was still being used in 1990, but DEC was working diligently to get people to just say "VAX", as well as trying to get people to stop calling them DEC. Ironically, they succeeded in the latter effort - by folding up and getting merged into HP. No one calls them DEC now. :-)

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Anachronda Member since:
2007-04-18

A VAX-11/730 would boot VMS 3.something in about an hour. Fortunately, you didn't have to do it very often.

Damn straight. On the -11/730 I used, there was a good chance the R80 would throw a belt when you spun it up. We tended to leave it running for that reason.

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