Install Debian Jessie on Asus Eepc 1001PX
Friday 13 January 2017
by philippe Vo cong tri
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I wish you a happy new year 2017. Be it a wisier year for all of usmwho can decide and do. YES.
This is written mainly for me .
After using Debian 7.x Wheezy for quite a long time on several oldies PC, ités time to upgrade to Jessie 8.6-
I am using workhorse like Acer Aspire One AOA-110 Netbook (1GB Ram) and Asus Eeepc 1001PX (2GB ram, Intel Atom N450).
AS a backup, I have an oldie Lenovo Tower …
2) Debian Jessie install caveats:
I describe what is working for me.
2-1 Aspire One:
Download the iso image from a nearest Debian provider. I have tried to download from Debian main site unsuccessufully. Links, links …
USB key ,fat32,unmounted.
#cp Debian-8.6.0-netinst.iso /dev/mmclbkx && sync
Thanks to Debian guide and other contributions.
2-1-b Boot the pc with the USB key. Choose Install graphic. It detects Atheros Wifi,asks for SSID and passwd.
PS: The mshdc disk must be formatted to ext4 before any installation.
OK. Disk partitioning : mshdc 16GB (yes, true). ( / and swap partitions)
Taken a couple of hours to install basic gnome desktop and asked for Grub2 install. Ok.
2-1-b) Reboot PC, zork : No mshdc disk detected.
2-2 Eeepc 1001PX:
Insert the mshdc disk with Jessie, into its slot.
Boot the pc with alternate ” USB multiformat” ; ESC, F2 or whatever.
Bang, Jessie booted up !
I installed my usual packages, That’s it.
# uname -ra
Linux dynamic 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.36-1+deb8u2 (2016-10-19) i686 GNU/Linux
# cat /etc/debian_version