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Offline georgio900

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EEE PC 900?
« on: February 20, 2009, 03:04:03 PM »
Hey ive been having a bit of trouble with tcl on my eee pc 900.....
Firstly i can get the OS to boot using unetbootin (not sure if thats the best way to do it?
Then i cant seem to find anyway to install the OS?
Also the screen resoloution isnt correct? couldnt find anyway to change it either?

So yeah im needing help!

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Re: EEE PC 900?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2009, 10:12:47 PM »
I don't know if the 900 is that much different than the 900A. But we were demo'ing the 900A running TC at Scale7x.

I used unetbootin to boot TC, the default screen resoultion while stretched is OK. You can use full Xorg if that is a concern or try the 915resolution that seems to work for the eeepc 70x series.

To "install" just copy two files, bzImage and tinycore.gz to your boot directory and adjust grub's menu.lst. Create a tce directory to persist your extensions. Runs super fast on 900A. The madwifi works the wireless and OSS sound works. Minefield plus flash and you have youtube videos playing.

The 900A demo'ed great all day at the convention without any issues.
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Re: EEE PC 900?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 04:26:19 PM »
I have put tinycore on USB with unetbootin and it boots my Eee 900 fine. Have created tce dir on USB also. What extensions do I need to d/l and put in tce dir so that the wifi works? Don't think I saw a 'madwifi' ext anywhere..thanks.

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Re: EEE PC 900?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 05:34:43 PM »
madwifi-hal.tcem is located in the TCE section of the repository.
Dowload that and place it in your tce directory.
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Re: EEE PC 900?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 07:32:58 PM »
I did that...didn't load it for some reason...doesn't say anything about loading it from boot screen..help..


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Re: EEE PC 900?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 12:29:57 PM »
Are you using boot option waitusb=5  ?
Note too that you would also need wireless_tools extension in your tce directory

Although I don't recommend running from pendrive, only because they are much slower than ssd, it should work.

Example:
On my dell mini 9 using unetbootin, I boot with additional options of
waitusb=5 tce=sda1 restore=sda1 nodhcp

This is with a pre-existing tce directory on the pendrive containing:
broadcom.tcem
wireless-2.6.26.tcem
wireless_tools.tcel

Then in /opt/bootlocal.sh I have
modprobe wl
sleep 1
/usr/local/sbin/iwconfig eth1 essid "ETDialHome" key 1122334455 && udhcpc -i eth1

This should persist when done with a backup upon exit.

Note: You need full path to iwconfig

For 900A, which uses madwifil, you would have madwifi-hal.tcem instead of broadcom and your modprobe would be for ath0

Note: I typcically run netbooks by copying two files onto the ssd and adjusting the existing grub menu.
It is much faster than pendrive.
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