Restoring using a Linux computer
To download the files to a computer running a Linux operating system and then restore your device,
follow these steps:
From your Linux computer, go to http://www.hp.com.
Click the Support & Drivers tab.
Under "Step 1: Start by selecting a task," select Download drivers and software (and firmware)
Under "Step 2: Enter a product name/number," type the part number/product number (p/n) of your
HP Mini , and then click Go.
Under "Which operating system is used with your product?", click HP Mi -or- Linux.
Click HP MIE Restore Image Creator (for Linux).
Click Download only.
Save liveusb-creator-ubuntu_0.3.3netbook0dennis5_all.deb to the Linux computer.
Install liveusb-creator-ubuntu_0.3.3netbook0dennis5_all.deb on the Linux computer.
Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port on the Linux computer
on the USB flash drive are permanently removed.
Open a terminal window and type the following command at the command prompt:
Select "Download restore image/HP MIE Restore Image.
Select the target USB flash drive, and click Start to download the latest HP Mini recovery image
from the HP web site.
The recovery image will be downloaded and saved to the Linux computer, and then written to the
USB flash drive.
When the download and write processes are complete, remove the USB flash drive.
Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port on your HP Mini.
Change the boot order by turning on or restarting the device, and then pressing
the "F9 = Change Boot Device Order" message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
Use the arrow keys to select the USB flash drive, and then press enter.
Press enter again to begin restoring the device.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the operating system and programs.
After the operating system and programs are installed, remove the USB flash drive.
You are then prompted to set up your device.
Chapter 8 Backup and restore
The p/n is located on the service tag affixed to the bottom of your HP Mini.
The restore process reformats and completely erases the USB flash drive. All the files
After the operating system and programs are installed, the device automatically restarts.