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Offline roberts

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eeePC S101
« on: October 04, 2009, 10:03:50 PM »
I snagged an eeePC S101 on the cheap. 6 months ago these were going for 699.00.
geeks.com occonsaily gets refurbished/open box and sells them for 279.00
Typical Atom 1.6Ghz 1MB ram and 16GB SSD and a 16GB micro SD card 10.2" screen.

The units sold in US only came with WindowsXP. So Tiny Core to the resuce!
Using a pendrive that I had previously made with Tiny Core usbinstall script,
I booted the S101 from pendrive. Open a root shell to see what the SSD look like.
The 16GB SSD is seen as sda1 and the booted from pendrive as sdb1.

Using fdisk, I removed all the parttions on the SSD. Bye Bye Windows!
I made one large linux partition and reboot to the pendrive.

Then I used the usbinstall script to install Tiny Core onto sda1.
I used the ext2 type install. Shutdown, removed pendrive and rebooted
Tiny Core on S101!

The boot configuration file is now at:

I used the command uuid to get the UUID of the micro sd card which was not sdb1, which I wanted
to use for home and opt.
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uuid /dev/sdb1
Then edited extlinx.conf to look like:
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DEFAULT tinycore
LABEL tinycore
KERNEL /tce/bzImage
APPEND initrd=/tce/tinycore.gz quiet nodhcp waitusb=5 tce=UUID="1c6e41df-b1c3-4054-801f-5fe6f4280dc6" home=UUID="aeb3a3a8-1eae-434c-be2a-8c2e0bc72c4e" opt=UUID="aeb3a3a8-1eae-434c-be2a-8c2e0bc72c4e"
I used the pendrive to grab the following support extensions and copy them to /mnt/sda1/tce

1. 915resolution.tcz
2. wireless-2.6.29-1-tinycore.tczm
3. wireless_tools.tczl

I copied these into /mnt/sda1/tce directory

Next I edited /opt/bootlocal.sh
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iwconfig wlan0 essid "ETPHONEHOME" key DFDFDFDFDF
udhcpc -i wlan0
Shutdown. Once powered back on I had proper resolution and working wireless.

Next from S101 I grabbed the usual OSS for sound. Opera and getFlash10
Sound works, flash10 works and Opera youtube video and sound all good.

10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

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Re: eeePC S101
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 02:55:43 AM »
Thanks mentioning 915resolution.tce. I had previously installed the big boy (xorg). It's nice to trim some fat from the setup.