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If memory serves, to connect to a wireless network, you need to select the Internet tab, then there should be an icon called Wireless Networks, click on this, and then search for the appropriate access point (your wireless router), then click connect. It'll ask you for the passphrase the first time you connect; enter this, and then you should be away.
Changing the boot order requires you to enter the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) and change the boot order to have USB before the internal SSDs (Solid State Disks, or Flash drives as they're often called). See here for instructions on booting from an SD card (as opposed to a USB flash drive); the part on changing the boot order is what you want to look into.
odd... you must have a different Asus eee computer than mine. i'm not getting the 'atapi CD-ROM' option. i get my 'geek squad usb device' as an option so i replaced the CD-ROM one with it but it still attempts to boot from SSD.
Are you sure your USB stick is bootable? It might be trying to boot from it, but isn't able to do so, so it carries on through the boot options. Try booting another machine off the USB stick, if you have one available.
To be honest, I've never managed to boot anything from USB, be it an SD card or a USB stick. It must be possible though!
Concerning the Asus Eee 900 the BIOS indicates 'Removable Dev' (as a picture posted in this thread shows) which is quite unprecise : is it USB-HDD, UDB-FDD or USB-Zip ?
Same problem here : I never achieve any boot from any USB key on my Asus Eee 900 and I suspect USB-xxx not compatible with the different live keys I tried.
My DSL Live Key boots fine on my IBM Lenovo with BIOS set to 'USB-HDD'
I also had a bit of difficulty with my Linux based 4Gb SSD EeePC 900A. The EeePC 900A BIOS settings screen uses unconventional information messages. I am using (and talking about) BIOS version 0703. This might not sound very clear, read it a few times before getting upset at me.
I have ultimately learned that in order to boot the EeePC 900A from anything other than the internal SSD, you have to do one thing in the BIOS AND a second thing later.
Here is why I say this. when the EeePC 900A BIOS setup screen says "removable devices", it REALLY should be saying "allow user to activate a menu of known bootable devices when booting".
That will set you up so you can be allowed to activate a popup menu which shows (any currently inserted) (bootable) removable devices; the BIOS tells you this by saying to "Press ESC to display BBS popup". So, to boot a removable device, press the ESC key when you see the BIOS screen! KEEP READING! You have to press the ESC key during boot and THEN you select from devices which were already inserted. Yes, pressing the ESC key gives you a menu to decide WHICH removable device (USB, SD card, etc.), but before the system can use any device, it must have been inserted before the BIOS started. Meaning you need to insert the boot device before turning on the EeePC 900A system.
Summary: In this order:
The BIOS is set to boot removable devices (press F2 when booting, modify: boot -> boot device -> boot device priority so you boot removable devices first, save the new BIOS settings);
The system is not already booting or rebooting;
The bootable removable device is inserted (best practice: insert a bootable removable device before pressing your power button);
As it boots, you press ESC to see the 'BBS popup' menu;
In that popup menu you will see any devices which the BIOS thinks it can boot from, including the internal drive.
If you do not see your bootable device which you know is bootable, leave it inserted and press ctrl-alt-delete to try once more. If that doesn't show the device, sorry, This is where everything I've tried has always booted, if it was really bootable. I just tested, I am sure that quiet boot and quick boot settings makes no difference for ME.