I finally got round to putting Linux on my Advent 4211 yesterday. There are various ways and means of doing this; the ones which worked for me were:
- Use the installation image optimised for small screens
- Follow these instructions to make a bootable USB drive from the image (note: it's 'cat', not 'zcat' as the ubuntu image is not zipped. I know they're Debian instructions, but they seem to work)
- Use the script given in this forum post (run as root) to get the WiFi working.
The end results are really rather impressive; here's a pretty picture: