[R] moving from Windows to Linux - need help

Paul Hiemstra p.hiemstra at geo.uu.nl
Tue May 26 12:56:39 CEST 2009

Hi Robert,

I had the exact same problem on my eeepc 900. I replaced the 
xandros-like linux in this way:

- Download an Ubuntu iso file (I use 8.04, Kubuntu)
- Put the .iso file on a usb stick (use unetbootin)
- Install the ubuntu version
- Install the eeepc specific stuff from http://array.org/ubuntu/ (this 
is a repository with an eeepc kernel available and other stuff, the site 
provides a lot of info on how to install the eeepc specific things)

Now you have a "normal" linux distro (ubuntu) and you can use the normal 
cran repositories (debian) to install R.

This worked very well for me, it was quite easy to get ubuntu running. I 
know that this isn't an exact answer to your question, but I found that 
re installing linux was the best option.

cheers and hth,

Robert Kinley wrote:
> hi
> I've used R for many years on windows machines, but
> have now acquired an Asus eee 1000 linux machine.
> In order to get the best out of the machine, I used the 
> 'pimpmyeee.sh' script, to get the full KDE desktop.
> The version of Linux is Xandros, which I believe is
> a close relative of Debian, but sadly I have only a 
> nodding acquaintance with Linux at present.
> Naturally I want to have the current version of R on it,
> and I understand (or possibly misunderstand) that the 
> binary for the Debian flavour of Linux should do the trick.
> I have tried - 
> 1. using synaptic to add the appropriate (I think) CRAN 
>     repository  ... but every combination I have tried
>     gives a 404 error
> 2. downloading from CRAN what I think is a zipped-up version of 
>     r-base software, and thewn using the eee's file-manager 
>     'install DEB package' option ... but this returns 'cannot load ... '.
> I'm a bit stuck ... can anyone help please ?
>         thanks          Bob Kinley
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