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== Hard Disk ==

My 1005P shipped with a 250GB Seagate mechanical HDD, containing some
kind of Windows 7 installer (which broke), splashtop (sde3) and
something for the BIOS (the "quick boot" thing?):

    {{{
    # grep sde /proc/partitions
       8 64 244198584 sde
       8 65 104857600 sde1
       8 66 128834560 sde2
       8 67 10485760 sde3
       8 68 17088 sde4
    # parted /dev/sde print
    Disk geometry for /dev/sde: 0.000-238475.179 megabytes
    Disk label type: msdos
    Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags
    1 1.000 102401.000 primary ntfs boot
    2 102401.000 228216.000 primary ntfs
    3 228216.000 238456.000 primary fat32 hidden
    4 238456.000 238472.688 primary
    Information: Don't forget to update /etc/fstab, if necessary.

    # file -s /dev/sde*
    /dev/sde: x86 boot sector
    /dev/sde1: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x52, OEM-ID "NTFS ", sectors/cluster 8, reserved sectors 0, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 2048, dos < 4.0 BootSector (0x80)
    /dev/sde2: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x52, OEM-ID "NTFS ", sectors/cluster 8, reserved sectors 0, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 209717248, dos < 4.0 BootSector (0x80)
    /dev/sde3: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x58, OEM-ID "MSDOS5.0", sectors/cluster 16, reserved sectors 34, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 467386368, sectors 20971520 (volumes > 32 MB) , FAT (32 bit), sectors/FAT 10231, rootdir cluster 20656, reserved3 0x800000, serial number 0x86f4d40a, unlabeled
    /dev/sde4: BIOS (ia32) ROM Ext. (3*512)
    }}}

Ongoing discussion about 1005P

We've had some interesting discussions about the 1005P recently on irc. It has atl1c for ethernet, like the 1005HA and friends, and yet another new WLAN chipset: AR2427 from Atheros, with PCI ID 168C:002C.

It apparently works with (ugh) ndiswrapper (though our one test subject doesn't have this working quite yet, in spite of reports of success in this Ubuntu thread).

Obviously we need support in ath9k and not rely on ndiswrapper. There is an upstream bug report and a patch; the patch will be included in Debian kernel 2.6.32-9, but is only compile-tested. [Info correct as of 2009-02-21.] Kernel 2.6.32-9 is out and wireless works with NetworkManager (Encryption not tested).

If anyone else has this model, please, we want to hear from you! Drop in on the irc channel (#debian-eeepc @ irc.oftc.net) or drop us a note on our mailing list.

1005PE differences

It seems that these have already-supported WLAN hardware.

Boot

Requires acpi_osi="!Windows 2009" or acpi_osi="Linux" else eeepc-laptop won't be loaded.

Hardware

  • CPU is an Atom N450; both i386 and amd64 work on this
  • Intel graphics (GMA3150?; kernel i915 driver works)
  • Wireless (Atheros; see discussion above)
  • Ethernet (Attansic, using the atl1c driver; presumed working)
  • Bluetooth (USB, using btusb; working)
  • Webcam (USB, using uvcvideo; working)
  • SD/MMC card reader (USB; working)

Here is the content of /proc/cpuinfo and the output of dmesg and lspci: cpuinfo.txt, dmesg.txt, lspci.txt for a 1005PE model.

Hard Disk

My 1005P shipped with a 250GB Seagate mechanical HDD, containing some kind of Windows 7 installer (which broke), splashtop (sde3) and something for the BIOS (the "quick boot" thing?):

  •     # grep sde /proc/partitions
           8    64  244198584 sde
           8    65  104857600 sde1
           8    66  128834560 sde2
           8    67   10485760 sde3
           8    68      17088 sde4
        # parted /dev/sde print
        Disk geometry for /dev/sde: 0.000-238475.179 megabytes
        Disk label type: msdos
        Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
        1          1.000 102401.000  primary   ntfs        boot
        2     102401.000 228216.000  primary   ntfs
        3     228216.000 238456.000  primary   fat32       hidden
        4     238456.000 238472.688  primary
        Information: Don't forget to update /etc/fstab, if necessary.
    
        # file -s /dev/sde*
        /dev/sde:  x86 boot sector
        /dev/sde1: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x52, OEM-ID "NTFS    ", sectors/cluster 8, reserved sectors 0, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 2048, dos < 4.0 BootSector (0x80)
        /dev/sde2: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x52, OEM-ID "NTFS    ", sectors/cluster 8, reserved sectors 0, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 209717248, dos < 4.0 BootSector (0x80)
        /dev/sde3: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x58, OEM-ID "MSDOS5.0", sectors/cluster 16, reserved sectors 34, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads 255, hidden sectors 467386368, sectors 20971520 (volumes > 32 MB) , FAT (32 bit), sectors/FAT 10231, rootdir cluster 20656, reserved3 0x800000, serial number 0x86f4d40a, unlabeled
        /dev/sde4: BIOS (ia32) ROM Ext. (3*512)