XP Install on Dell Mini 9 -- nLite ISO

Gigabyte / 965p-ds3
February 18, 2010 at 20:06:22
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 1.809 GHz / 1534 MB
I'm looking for a relatively slim nLite XP iso that I can use on a Dell Mini 9 (910). The netbook is pretty basic < $200.00 ... spec below:

• Intel Atom N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache)
• Intel Integrated GMA 950
• 512 MB DDR2 (800MHz)
• 4GB Solid State Drive
• Ubuntu 8.04.1
• Glossy 8.9 inch -- 1024X600 -- LED display
• Notebook Keyboard
• No CD/DVD
• 4 Cell Primary Battery
• 30W AC Adapter
• No WAN card Slot
• No Camera
• No WAN card Slot
• Wireless 802.11g Mini Card

Any personal suggestion or download link from any of you folks here on CN that might have done this on a similar machine?

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#1
February 19, 2010 at 03:42:50
First thing to do is to ensure this unit "will" be OK with XP - as in drivers etc. are available for it?

And I doubt 4Gig is really going to be enuff space for XP anyway? Which possibly is why it has Linux installed as per delivery?


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#2
February 19, 2010 at 04:47:38
trvlr,

I think I have the XP driver part situated & I'm expecting that process to be a walk in the park after squeezing XP on the SSD, but then again, computers can be unpredictable.

I got the machine from a colleague's wife & I did express the lack of adequate space concerns to her when I picked it up. They plan on doing something about that once XP is loaded on the equipment ... they are well aware the machine's performance with XP on is likely to force them to do that.

As far as the Linux installation, that is already gone. I wiped the disk yesterday.

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#3
February 19, 2010 at 05:19:34
"...squeezing XP on the SSD, but ..."

is putting it mildly; bonne chance/viel gluck/good luck etc......


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#4
February 19, 2010 at 12:07:54
Do you have a copy of WinFLP? And since you have nLite in your heading, how about creating a custom installation disc with a lot of the extra garbage removed?

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#5
February 19, 2010 at 17:18:21
jam,

I actually have WinFLP iso somewhere on my backup drive, I'll burn the iso. I
haven't actually had a need for the image. Have you loaded XP using WinFLP before yourself?

I'll try it & post back. I probably should slipstream the SATA drivers on the disc to avoid a BSOD.

Edit: Hit a wall with WinFLP: nLite does not recognize WinFLP's disc image. So, no way to slipstream the SATA drivers onto the disc. This pretty much forces the WinFLP installation to bluescreen when I boot from it.

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