Thursday, October 23, 2008

How-to: Installing XP to Aigo P8860 MID


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Steps:

Delete, make new and format the first drive/partition to fat32 or nfts. I used Vista dvd on external usb dvd drive.


Make BartPE usb disk - copy i386 folder from XP disk to that usb stick. Boot with that usb stick.


On BartPE, click start, run and type: Run E:\i386\winnt32.exe /syspart:C: /tempdrive:C: /makelocalsource


XP install software starts and ends after copying files.. shutdown, take the usb stick out and boot..

..Grub bootloader appears..
type:

grub> chainloader +1 ...and hit enter key
grub> boot ...and hit enter key

Installing XP continues.. takes about 45 minutes.

Done!

Now wait for XP drivers ;)


Here is a detailed guide using BartPE

..and here is someone lucky using the Aigo with full set of XP drivers

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't BartPE support partitioning and formatting? In any case, there are numerous boot disks - some linux-based, some dos-based collections of rescue tools that can be used to do the partitioning.

JKK said...

bart didnt see the linux drive... same with some other softwares...

like i said, this was easy way for me,,,

Anonymous said...

It worked,thats the only thing that counts.

Anonymous said...

Actually... Installing xp directly from an xp cd also works using a usb cd/dvd drive without any usb drive fancy tricks... Thats how I've been doing it going back and forth to midinux and xp...

JKK said...

great!

Xp cds didnt work on any of my drives,, bsod

jtj said...

that is fu... crazy xp on such a device woah what a thing, now i think it is a must have for me ;-)

Anonymous said...

so can you dual boot with that built in os?

Anonymous said...

I am starting to lose my mind....its a perfect device, it is totally crazy!!!! it doesn't have a mic lol!!!!

JKK said...

is has mic and speaker..

Anonymous said...

Jkk is that the same novatel embeded mini pci module u used in the eee pc901? Please hurry and put the 3g hack up... You are great!

Anonymous said...

boys....tsk tsk tsk
simple, jkk used bartpe just cuz his xp cd is not working.
just use a cd usb drive and boot from there and install like a normal xp install

Kola said...

JKK, is Smart Button (am I right?) is just a software simple button and by now it seem doesn't work in windows, isn't it? If it is that will be nice to use it with UMPS Scrollbar. Great job, I'm waiting for a full review.

Anonymous said...

ty jkk
it was very useful

Anonymous said...

Jkk,can you show us your 3g mod on aigo?
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jkk: Can you share touch sreen driver to me?Thanks.

Anonymous said...

While I appreciate JKK's effort as always, but I have point out: such articles are very misleading and makes people believe that Aigo now runs XP fine. Long time ago, people have installed XP on M528, so it is no news. The problem is still the same: some key XP drivers are still not available anywhere.

Please let us know as soon as those XP drivers are available. Thanks.

Carsten said...

hi jkk,

which theme u are using to get this look of XP? Or is it something like a Vista transformation pack?

thx
Carsten

Jope said...

Google for xp zune theme.

Lenny said...

"Ah by the way it has 3g now" :D

joe said...

what u did when it asked for PRess F8 while accepting agreemtn of Microsoft and Allow further installtion ? where in aigo ,there is no F8 ?

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