18 February 2012

Installing Wheezy on my eeepc 701

My eeepc 701 4G has been with me since 2008 each and every single day giving me the best of what it's got. No wonder I love it so much.

I have tested Wheezy on it for a whole week using a custom built debian-live image (without installer). It works flawlessly using full persistence. The only problem is that everytime I turn on the machine I have to reinstall Dropbox because it does not seem to work fine with cow (This is just a wild guess. The problem might be anything else.)

This afternoon I'm going to install Wheezy on a mini sd flash card of 16 GB I bought yesterday using the regular debian installer. The procedure is quite simple.

1.- Wipe grub from the master boot record of the usb stick I'm going to use as installation media. (This is just because I have been playing with siduction on that usb pendrive for a couple of days. It boots the iso using grub.)

  # dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sdX bs=446 count=1 # X is the device letter
2.- Download the debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso (227M) and dd it to the pendrive:

   $ dd if=debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso of=/dev/sdX
3.- Boot the eeepc from the usb pendrive. Select expert install and there you go!!!