Install Debian Jessie on Asus Eepc 1001PX

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 .

1) Intro:

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



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