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Old 08-11-2009, 07:19 AM   #1
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Question Boot Debian from WinXP harddisk


I´m working on an Asus Eee-Pc 1005HA with Windows XP. I want to install Debian "Lenny", as my Computer doesn´t have a CD drive I searched for other ways. In the "Debian Instalation HowTo" I found the following:

A.2.4. Of non removable disk start It is likewise possible to start the Installer by not using a replaceable medium, but simply an existing non removable disk, which can contain even another operating system. Load hp-media/initrd.gz, hp-media/vmlinuz and an Debian CD image into the root listing of the non removable disk. Guarantee that the file name of the CD image ends on .iso. Now it is only necessary to start Linux with initrd.

Ok, I have downloaded:
initrd.gz
vmlinuz
debian-502-i386-DVD-1.iso

Where do I have to put them now. What is similar to the \ root in WinXP?
 
Old 08-11-2009, 07:28 AM   #2
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Hi,

Maybe I'm mistaking but I don't think that putting the files in the root of your C: drive and rebooting will launch vmlinuz. Another way to obtain what you want is to install your Debian on a USB stick (for example using Unetbootin) from your XP, boot from your USB and install it to the harddrive. That is, if your netbook can boot from USB.

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Old 08-11-2009, 07:32 AM   #3
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Why not get a USB CD drive? I'm guessing that the EEE will boot from a USB device, but I don't know for sure.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 07:38 AM   #4
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Yeah
USB is what's happening; if it has a usb port your set
if it doesn't boot from usb that's usually fixed by using plop bootmanager

so, do you have usb port?
can it boot from usb?
 
Old 08-12-2009, 03:12 AM   #5
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Yes - it is possible to boot from USB. I´ve prepaired it wit "untebootin". But the installer doesn´t recognize my ethernet.

I found this on http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/M...C/Model/1005HA

Similar to the ../1002HA in that this model uses Atheros AR928X wireless supported by ath9k (present only in the Sid/unstable kernel 2.6.30 or later). The ethernet chipset in this model is atl1c which is not yet working in any released Debian kernel.

This puts users in an awkward spot for installing, as the usual custom installer described in ../../HowTo/Install will not work for either ethernet or wifi installs. So instead, follow the ../../HowTo/InstallUsingStandardInstaller instructions, except instead of using the netinst image as that page describes, use the first DVD from the standard set so that you don't need any kind of network connection during the install.

Afterwards, you will need to download the kernel .deb file from either of the following repositories and copy it to the system via a USB key or some other means.

*

If you need ethernet, use dists/trunk from DebianKernel and install the linux-image 2.6.31-rc4 or later release candidate, 686 flavour. These can be found here.
*

If you don't need ethernet or don't want to mess with an experimental kernel and can wait for it, see ../../HowTo/Upgrade for the 2.6.30 backport for Lenny.

atl1c status

Although atl1c is present in 2.6.30, it needs patches present in Linus's git branch to work.

The upstream kernel maintainers have been contacted to add these atl1c patches to the stable (2.6.30) branch so we expect a sid kernel release to include these shortly, and a backport for Lenny should follow sometime after that.

notes

The 2.6.30-5 kernel will cause the Ethernet device to disappear (hardware crashing) you have to take out the battery to get the Ethernet device working again. The Ethernet device will work with the 2.6.31-rc5 kernel.

lspci

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev c0)
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

cat /proc/cpuinfo

# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 28
model name : Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N280 @ 1.66GHz
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 1000.000
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 1
apicid : 0
initial apicid : 0
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 xtpr pdcm movbe lahf_lm
bogomips : 3333.51
clflush size : 64
power management:

processor : 1
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 28
model name : Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N280 @ 1.66GHz
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 1000.000
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 1
apicid : 1
initial apicid : 1
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 xtpr pdcm movbe lahf_lm
bogomips : 3332.90
clflush size : 64
power management:

battery

EeePC 1005HA-H - 11.25V 4500mAh 63 Wh - 340g
EeePC 901 - 7.4V 6600mAh - 325g


I´ve tried to follow these instructions, but I couldn´t work it out!
 
Old 08-12-2009, 04:01 AM   #6
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I keep seeing alot of posts about EDIT "Lenny" not working right

You willing to try other, similar distro's?
just to see if they work with your equip?

sorry, meant lenny,

Last edited by linus72; 08-12-2009 at 04:06 AM.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 05:00 AM   #7
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I´ve already installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix successfully (despite the fact that some of the windows are partially out of the sreen - with every resolution I tried).
Now I´ve found http://www.eeebuntu.org/ and I´m going to try that one.
Do you think it would be worth a try to install e.g. Debian "Etch"?

Last edited by syntax85; 08-12-2009 at 05:19 AM.
 
  


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