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I have an Eee PC 1005PEB that I want to install Ubuntu on. I've tried hitting ctrl+alt+t on the Express gate screen but nothing happens. I've also tried to boot from a live CD on a usb, but nothing seems to work, I've tried it on the left & the right side ports.

I'm not too experienced with Linux, but I've been using it on my HP Pavilion for a couple of months. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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To install Ubuntu, you need to boot from the installation media (CD/USB) and not try opening a terminal. Do you get any error when booting from USB? – mikewhatever Aug 21 '11 at 3:44

I don't think opening a terminal will do much good if you haven't installed Ubuntu yet. You want to get to the BIOS menu; I don't know what it is on the Eee PC, but often you must press F2 or F12 while it boots up. The correct key is probably in a manual somewhere or displayed on screen. You want to choose to boot from the USB. Then you can install Ubuntu and use a terminal to your heart's content.

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