You are welcome, I just downloaded the new version, I like the new expanding icons on top of the screen, very cool :)
If anyone else is interested in trying out this great little OS, but are put off by the German language settings, I recommend you give it a try, it is easy to install onto an sd card, and easy to convert into English, here is what i did:-
Prepare your usb stick /sd card by creating two partitions, A fat32 partition for fluxflux, and an
ext3 partition to store changes to the OS. The fat32 partition should be around 700mb in size, I chose 720mb
to be on the safe side, make this partition bootable. the rest of the space is filled with an ext3 partition.
I used fdisk to do this (as root).
where X is the letter of the medium, if unsure what the letter is, try
After deleting any partitions on the card (d), create a new (n) partition, choose primary, partition number (1),
when asked for size, (+720M) press (t) for type, use hex number (0B) for a fat32, (a) to make it bootable.
for the second partition - (n), then primary, number (2), use up all the remaining space and press (t) to make type (83)
press p to check the partition table, if all seems ok, press (w) to commit the changes to the card, otherwise start again.
Format the unmounted partitions using -
Mount the newly created fat32 partition somewhere, I created an empty folder called "fluxflux" in the /mnt directory
mount /dev/sdX1 /mnt/fluxflux
using your favorite archiver, extract fluxflux-eee-2008-4.tar.gz
to the newly created fat32 partition
in a terminal, move to the partition where fluxflux was extracted.
and execute the bootinst.sh script to finish the installation
after unmounting the card, place card in eee-pc, boot off the card by pressing "esc" during the bios splash screen,
and select the correct boot medium, if all went well with the install you should now see the fluxflux boot screen,
to stop fluxflux from booting before one is ready, press down arrow then up arrow to stop the countdown, and in the options window,
type "changes=/dev/sdb2" this is easier if the "sprache-F2"option is used to change the language to English, otherwise
type changes(shift 0)(shift 7)dev(shift 7)sdX2
If you have other cards plugged into your eee-pc, you might have to experiment to find the correct letter here, in my case, changes=/dev/sdb2
works fine. press enter to start the boot process.
when asked for the keyboard layout, choose Großbritannien.
using the openbox menu, navigate to system - Synaptic Paketverwaltung.
open the menu "Einstellungen" "Paketquellen"
Select one of the unselected repositories, in my case this was the 4th item on the list, then click ok.
we need to update Synaptic with the new repository, click "Neu laden"
select "locale-en"and "openoffice.org-l10n-en-GB" for installation (Zum Installieren vormerken).
To install, click "Anwenden",a window pops up, click "Anwenden" again to download and install.
Click "Ja" to close Synaptic.
Navigate to Settings - LocaleDrake (User), select English, then click "Weiter", select "United Kingdom"
then click next.
Navigate to Settings - LocaleDrake (system), enter the password "root" select English,
using alt+left mouse, move up the window up and click "Weiter", select United Kingdom, click next.
To make the changes visible, log out (Abmelden, Abmelden)
You should now have a (mostly) English setup.
Edited by Surfer Dude, 30 March 2008 - 02:35 PM.