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This page briefly documents Debian on Asus Eee PC models 1001P, 1005P and 1005PE. These are 64-bit Atom netbooks using the Intel "Pine Trail" chipset. You can install either amd64 or i386 architecture. This page briefly documents Debian on Asus Eee PC models 1001P, 1001PX, 1005P and 1005PE. These are 64-bit Atom netbooks using the Intel "Pine Trail" chipset. You can install either amd64 or i386 architecture.
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To make this change permanent, edit the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX option in /etc/default/grub as follows:

{{{GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX='acpi_osi="Linux"'}}}

Then run:

{{{update-grub}}}

and reboot.

Be careful to specify quotes as shown. If you boot the installer with this option, it will be added incorrectly to /etc/default/grub as: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi="Linux"" which you then need to fix as indicated above.

This page briefly documents Debian on Asus Eee PC models 1001P, 1001PX, 1005P and 1005PE. These are 64-bit Atom netbooks using the Intel "Pine Trail" chipset. You can install either amd64 or i386 architecture.

Please don't use this page to track bugs. File bugs instead, tagging them with model-specific usertags as described on our About Bugs page, then link to Debian bug numbers in the Model tables as needed.

Installation

It is recommended to install Squeeze, as this contains up-to-date drivers for this model.

Alternatively, you may wish to install Lenny, but beware that you will not have a network during the install and need to upgrade your kernel using a kernel backport for that to work.

The old custom installer image described in our Install HowTo is not recommended, as it is a network-based installer and lacks drivers for this model.

Model-specific issues/status

To fix a problem with the wrong bus being used to hotplug ethernet/wifi, you will need to upgrade your BIOS, otherwise ethernet will not show up in lspci and no wifi access points will be visible. See the BIOS Upgrade HowTo for details.

Also, check the Model tables for any issues that apply to this/these model(s).

Boot

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

To make this change permanent, edit the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX option in /etc/default/grub as follows:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX='acpi_osi="Linux"'

Then run:

update-grub

and reboot.

Be careful to specify quotes as shown. If you boot the installer with this option, it will be added incorrectly to /etc/default/grub as: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi="Linux"" which you then need to fix as indicated above.

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)