Asus Eee Note, a peek within....

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  1. whazzup

    whazzup Scribbler - Standard Member

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    **Newest firmware update now allows selection of english or chinese menus. If you want to add dictionaries or custom apps, go here: http://www.freeenote.org/pages/downloads.html


    The dismantling is below....:D
    Saw the screws on the 4 corners...resisted for a week....but...
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    15 minutes later....
    Eee Note has been taken apart...
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    Close ups
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    The 4GB space is actually a micro-sd card....took it out and cloned it using Acronis....
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    And it works! However, although I cloned it to a 8GB card, due to the original partition size, it's still recognized as 4GB when using Eee Sync..

    Now have to figure out how to tweak the EXT3 partition to include the rest of the unused space. In addition, I'm not a Linux user, so I'm guessing those who do can figure out more of what's within the card.... :D

    What I can see in Ubuntu when I read the microsd card...
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    Update 02/20/2011
    The Eee Note, glass screen removed...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vYgninnqns

    Update 02/21/2011
    Low Light Viewing Angle Issue
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id5zsOUpEgw

    Asus Eee Note vs Sony Reader: Low Light Viewing Angle Faceoff
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akPodZdkqQ0
     
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  2. DaEvil1

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    That is quite interesting. Seems like a very hackable device :D
     
  3. whazzup

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    well....i have the OS and data cloned, and they seemed recognizable in ubuntu....but what can I do with it?

    I'm not familiar with linux at all, so the files inside the card are alien to me....
     
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    The bigger question is if you installed Ubuntu in a microsd and pop that into the slate, would it still boot? If so, we got a full Linux tablet for $250.
     
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    That would be awesome. Hmm you know they do make a wacom driver that works with linux so the pen would be usable. I wonder if there is enough ram to run it though.
     
  6. DaEvil1

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    Well, I wouldn't know directly what to do myself. But aside from installing an alternative OS (such as Ubuntu), I imagine that someone with a bit more Linux know-how could open up for more readable formats, a better drawing app, and so on. I think when it hit's the US and Europa, we may see some very interesting mods of this thing...!
     
  7. skoster

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    Have you considered creating a Puppy live microsd and popping that in to see if it boots? All you need is a 256Mb card for a live distro of Puppy, IIRC.
     
  8. whazzup

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    i was googling for linux for ARM devices....there are some...but am I right to say it's for snapdragon so far.....

    probably will do a bit more research b4 opening up my eee note again....
     
  9. skoster

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    Well, depending on the device specifics (which ARM11 processor), you should be able to find what you need here:

    Linux Support for the ARM Architecture - ARM

    The real question is whether it's got an ARM11 with an MMU or not. If so, you're probably golden since there appears to be support for common distros on those models (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, etc.). Otherwise you'll be working with uClinux, which appears to be a modified Linux kernel designed to work on embedded systems.

    Please keep us posted, looking forward to anything you learn!
     
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