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 Post subject: My New Asus EEEPC 701SD
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:22 am 
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This baby was cheap. Cost me $128.00 shipped from http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch_v3 ... m/%20512mb

If I had waited till this week t order it. I would have saved $9.00 in shipping. :(
Oh. Well. Glad I got it so far. Came with Windows XP (recovery disk also) and specs are in link above. Sorry. I don't think they do free shipping to Europe or Asia.

Screen is abut as big as a IPAD I guess. I tried booting into XP and download Avast Anti Virus. I didn't know the download window would close when I closed Internet Explorer. PMO it did.

So I grabbed my Puppeee 4 gig External Flash Drive I had in my Laptop Bag. Inserted in this 701sd and it loaded fine. Correct screen resution. Wireless to. Hotkeys and Camera and Sound . Better than Windows and I got Firefox 4.3 with update capabilty with Google-Chrome also. Screeny is just of Favorites Menu.

Gonna be making another AntiX 8.5 persistent USB for this thing. Aint gonna wipe windows off internal drive till I look int what is n that recovery CD. It says on a Label.
701 SD XP. But on the disk itself it says Asus Driver Disk which tells me that it is just the drivers for Windows XP for this Laptop. Not Windows itself. Maybe I can dd Windows to a External 8gig SD card since internal SSD drive is 8 gig also. Man. I got a lot to learn yet on how to make a recovery XP USB of some sort. I figure I paid for Windows. Might as well keep it. Hell. Windows XP here in the states was the price f this Netbook not s ng ago.

Code:
# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             3.8G  2.1G  1.8G  55% /initrd/mnt/dev_save
/dev/loop1            1.8G  170M  1.6G  10% /initrd/pup_ro1
tmpfs                 498M   49M  450M  10% /initrd/pup_rw
tmpfs                 121M  120M  876K 100% /initrd/mnt/tmpfs
/dev/loop0            120M  120M     0 100% /initrd/pup_ro2
tmpfs                 6.6M  5.6M  988K  86% /initrd/mnt/tmpfs2
/dev/loop3            5.7M  5.7M     0 100% /initrd/pup_z
/dev/loop4            110M  110M     0 100% /initrd/pup_ro4
/dev/loop5             17M   17M     0 100% /initrd/pup_ro5
/dev/loop6             37M   37M     0 100% /initrd/pup_ro6
/dev/loop7             27M   27M     0 100% /initrd/pup_ro7
unionfs               498M   49M  450M  10% /
none                  498M     0  498M   0% /dev/shm
# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 4093 MB, 4093640704 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 497 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         497     3992121    b  W95 FAT32

Disk /dev/sdb: 8069 MB, 8069677056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 981 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1         977     7847721    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2             978         980       24097+  ef  EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
#


sdb I take it is the interna; drive
sda1 is the external 4 gig SD Flash card Fat32 with Puppeee on it.
For now I use the Esc key to boot into some kind of Linux on here. And yeah. I got inxi -F
in Puppy also. I installed it.

Code:
# inxi -F
System:    Host puppypc Kernel 2.6.33.2celeron i686 (32 bit) Distro Puppeee Linux
Linux 2.6.33.2celeron [i686 arch]
CPU:       Single core (Intel Celeron M,897.565,512 KB,fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx bts,1795.13,intel) (-UP-) cache unknown  flags (-) bmips Not Available clocked at  MHz
Graphics:  Card Failed to Detect Video Card! tty res: 80x24 Gfx Data: N/A for root user
Audio:     Card HDA Intel driver HDA-Intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.21
Disks:     HDD Total Size: (12.2GB,18.2% used) () 1: /dev/sda Flash_Reader 4.1GB
           2: /dev/sdb ASUS 8.1GB
Partition:
Info:      Processes 89 Uptime 32 min Memory 149.5/995.7MB Runlevel 5 Client Shell inxi 1.4.12


Yeah. I know I need to upgrade inxi. I had this card put away for awhile. Jemimah installed GL and glxgears for Graphics in the kernel. I think that is why inxi isn't picking up Graphics in readout. Just a guess though. All Puppys react to inxi in this way. Same Same for Network readout.

Code:
# inxi -x
CPU[-Single core (Intel Celeron M,897.565,512 KB,fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx bts,1795.13,intel) (-UP-) clocked at 897.565 Mhz-] Kernel[-2.6.33.2celeron i686-] Up[-39 min-] Mem[-155.4/995.7MB-] HDD[-(12.2GB,18.2% used)()-] Procs[-91-] Client[-Shell-] inxi[-1.4.12-]
# inxi -N
#


Like I said. All Puppy distros do this. I have a choice of Rox with Icewm or Netbook with Icewm or PCMAN Desktop with Icewm. Screeny is of Netbook Desktop.



So far with what little time I have spent on this Netbook. Puppeee works right out of the box so far.
Can't wait to see how my persistentantiX2usb goes with this Netbook. Details to follow later during the week. :D

Happy Trails, Rok


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 Post subject: Re: My New Asus EEEPC 701SD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Damn. I thought I edited and deleted the top screenshot. All thumbs lately I guess, Now don't pay atterntion to the Biker behind the curtain, This post is just for notes while I make my antix2usb on Kingston 8gig SD Flash drive. My first mistake. I suffer from CRS so I made some errors because I don't do this every day. @nd mistake was trying to do this on my AntiX 8.5 Full Iso install on my IBM M41 which probably has a failing hardrive (but I don't know if that is the cause for sure)

What I did so far. Grabbed my new Antix 8.5 Update Full Iso from my external 250 gig IDE Hardrive and transfer to 2 gig pendrive (copy and paste). Then plugged it into my IBM M41 Desktop. Had to unplug USB WIFI as USB WIFI covers other usb socket. OK. Cut and Paste to antixnewiso folder in /home. Doh> I had to rename folder cuz it used to say antix new iso, didn't like spaces when using antix2usb in antixcc. Like I said. I am tripping over my feet today. Too much multi tasking and I sux at multi tasking.

On with the story. All preceding errors attributed to Code 18 :oops: .

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Doh. Forgot to unmount drive. Stumbling right along. I decide to open gparted and format card as ext2 file system (I had left it as fat32 and thought the error was related to that) wrong!

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So now I have a 8gig card formatted as ext2 file system. Read up on my blog on how I did this the last time. Oh yeah rokytnji. UNmount the drive!

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So. It starts to look like things are preceding nicely. I type into terminal (feeling cocky now. Humming Girs Doom song from Invader Zim cartoon) "looking good said by biker"
What a kid I am and me being a grandad. Well this was what I got for being so durn cocky.

Code:
antix2usb.sh Wed Aug 18 11:13:00 EDT 2010
Info: a log will be saved to /tmp/antix2usb.log
Device Multiple Card  Reader     detected at /dev/sda
Preparing partitions on device /dev/sda fs1=[ext2] fs2=[ext2]
Clearing partition table
Creating partition /dev/sda1 fs: ext2 label: antiXlive
Creating partition /dev/sda2 fs: ext2 label: antiXdata
Creating file system on /dev/sda1
Creating file system on /dev/sda2
looks good now said by me a bikerPrepared bootable partition: /dev/sda1 label: antiXlive
Prepared data partition: /dev/sda2 label: antiXdata
Mounting /dev/sda1 on temporary mount point
Mount point ready
Installing grub on /dev/sda
The file /tmp/install-usb-key.CmoHB/boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly.
Error: /usr/sbin/grub-install failed, root-directory=/tmp/install-usb-key.CmoHB, device=/dev/sda
Unmounting /dev/sda1 (please wait...)
Mount point removed. Installation complete.


I am thinking that this line

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The file /tmp/install-usb-key.CmoHB/boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly.


may be due to my failing hardrive on this desktop (guessing here). So I will use my Asus eeepc 900 instead to make a antix2usb persistent 8gig flash drive. Will have to do it later as I get into enough hot water with the wife when she sees me too much on the computer instead of doing honey does. I'd post some other screenshots in this post but forum only allows 3 attatchment maxixmum. So next post is to show what gparted showed after errors. Looks like some short comings in /data. I am just posting all this so if anybody on the net screws the pooch as bad as me. This is what it looks like. This post is on how not to do antix2usb and what mistakes look like.

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 Post subject: Re: My New Asus EEEPC 701SD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:01 pm 
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Ok. with the 3 image max issue. Here is what error window looks like

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And this is what gparted shows when done. I used my Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Gparted to read the card on this screenshot. So keep the thrown rocks to a minimum.

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 Post subject: Re: My New Asus EEEPC 701SD
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Roky - it isn't your fault. You'll have to use antiX2usb-gui from livecd or liveusb or fromiso as grub-common in an updated installed antiX breaks the installer

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 Post subject: Re: My New Asus EEEPC 701SD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:13 pm 
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anticapitalista wrote:
Roky - it isn't your fault. You'll have to use antiX2usb-gui from livecd or liveusb or fromiso as grub-common in an updated installed antiX breaks the installer



:lol: And here I thought "this biker is screwing the pooch again".

Ok. Posting this running live AntiX 8.5 Update Iso. Made with Unetbootin (works for me)
I coulda done this on my Asus EEEpc 701SD. But I figured I already had my Asus EEEPc 900
broke out already. So I used it instead, Besides. My next post should hopefully be me booting up my
newly made antix2usb persistent 8gig sd external flash drive so I can report how things turned out.

Now. Scenario. I have one 2gig Kingston Data Traveler pendrive holding AntiX 8.5 Update Iso plugged in to usb.
I have one 4gig Sandisk Cruzer (with U3 software removed using Sandisks website U3 WINDOWS ONLY
removal tool) running a live Usb of Antix 8.5 Update Iso made with Unetbootin.
I have one 8 gig Dana Electric External SD Flash Card in my card reader.

Clear as mud to a newbie. :P

Ok. I cut and paste my AntiX 8.5 from 2 gig USB drive over to /demo folder in Live USB. Just open file manager to see what I mean.

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This is gonna take up 2 posts because I will exceed forum screenshot limits again in this post.
Any Hows. Just like in above screenshots in above posts I run the antix2usb again from control center.
Below screen shots and text readout from terminal shows how a succesful made persistent flash drive install should look like

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Code:
antix2usb.sh Wed Aug 18 13:28:29 EDT 2010
Info: a log will be saved to /tmp/antix2usb.log
Device USB2.0   CardReader SD0   detected at /dev/sdd
Preparing partitions on device /dev/sdd fs1=[ext2] fs2=[ext2]
Clearing partition table
Creating partition /dev/sdd1 fs: ext2 label: antiXlive
Creating partition /dev/sdd2 fs: ext2 label: antiXdata
Creating file system on /dev/sdd1
Creating file system on /dev/sdd2
Prepared bootable partition: /dev/sdd1 label: antiXlive
Prepared data partition: /dev/sdd2 label: antiXdata
Mounting /dev/sdd1 on temporary mount point
Mount point ready
Installing grub on /dev/sdd
Grub successfully installed to /dev/sdd
Copying files from iso: antiX-M8.5-686-update.iso
Mounting iso /home/demo/antiX-M8.5-686-update.iso
Iso mounted
Copying files to /boot directory
... initrd
... vmlinuz
... grub/message
... memtest
... boot.catalog
... cdrom.ico
... version
Files copied to mounted device
Copying iso file (590 MB) to the mounted device
It will take some minutes...
Iso successfully copied to mounted device
Creating boot menu on the device
Installation completed
Unmounting /dev/sdd1 (please wait...)
Mount point removed. Installation complete.


You know what. I can fit this all in this post because next image aint needed. I WILL post the image of a good gparted image of what a succesful install should look like though.

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Oh Boy. The Wifey Just got home. She does not know about the Asus 701SD yet (she gripes that I have to many laptops) so you will have to wait till she goes to bed before I can break out the 701SD and post my results.

:evil: Of all the things in life. She is one of the few things in life I am AFEARED of pissing off.

Happy Trails,Rok

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 Post subject: Re: My New Asus EEEPC 701SD
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:57 am 
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:D WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Took me all @#%* day but I finally got er done. Windows fought me all day but Linux finally prevailed.

I have been wanting to dd the Windows Xp install on internal drive to my External 8 gig SD Flash Drive.
First. I formatted 8 gig card as NTFS using Gparted in Puppeee. Booted into Windows to check on drive.
Opened Disk Management in Windows. Windows does not recognize the file system. Calls it RAW.
:? So. I hafta download and use the HP Format Tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool.shtml

I format the drive in Windows using that tool. What is slowing me down that this takes all day. Windows Updates. Rebooting 5 times. Slow performance on this Netbook running XP (this is pretty much a fresh
unmodified Factory Install of XP that runs slow as a snail on this Phison internal 8 gig SSD).

So after triple, quadruple checking everything in Disk Management because I don't want Windows to have a hissy fit when I try to boot of the external SD Flash drive. I insert my Puppeee external flash drive. I open up PUDD in Puppeee. It tells me the flash drive is too small by a few mb. So I open Gparted again and shrink the internal Windows Partition to fit the external 8 gig SD Fash Drive.

Of course, I gotta boot into Windows again to make sure it still works after shrinking the internal partition on internal drive Good thing I did this because Windows ran a check disk before it would reboot. Waiting. Waiting.
Boot into XP. What. More Updates. More lost time. More reboots. Windows is afeared (maybe it knows what I
am up to, who knows) Finally got everything sorted. Boot back into Puppeee. Now before any body mentions
that I can dd from terminal in command line. I have never done anything like this before. Besides. PUDD is just a GUI for DD use. It Still opens a terminal at the end after the warnings "are you sure".

Because this is being done via a external Flash drive. It took a while to do. But finished successfully.
I shutdown. Pull Puppeee. Select Boot 8gig External SD Flash Drive. It loads XP and runs almost as fast (not quite though) as it did on the internal 8gig Phison SSD drive. I made this backup. In Case I ever want to resell this 701SD or need Windows for whatever reason (tuning motorcycles is one reason). Besides. I paid for this.

Now. Later this week. I am going to blow away XP on this internal Drive now that I have a backup.


I can now do a internal Full AntiX 8.5 install instead of Frugal.

I am doing all this so I can make this Asus EEEPC 701SD a testbed for one of my Favorite Distros. You guys
know I will document my adventures doing all this. Hopefully it will pull more users into AntiX from the EEEPC world.

Git er Done, Rok :D

EDIT I should mention. I used the 8gig External antix2usb persistent drive to make my backup of XP. Wiped AntiX and used it.

I now run antix2usb persistent on a 4gig External Kingston SD drive now.

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