Asus EeePC 900A
The 900A is a kind of crossing between a 900 and a 901. It's Atom-based but shares a lot of devices with the 900.
Installing from an USB-memory-stick with the eeePC-installer and ethernet, went except for the grub-install which installed to the wrong disk (the USB-stick) leaving an unbootable system and an corrupt installer-image. The problem was that the USB-stick became sda and the internal SSD sdb when booting the installer-image and the installer installed GRUB to the first harddisk.
So when the installer is asking if it should install GRUB to the first harddisk take a look at your devices: Change to console two [Alt-F2] and determine what is mounted on /target (df -a). If it is /dev/sda1 you will be O.K. if it is /dev/sdb1 you have some work to do:
Say: “No”. and enter “/dev/sdb”
After the reboot at the end of the installation you have to edit the GRUB-entries to get the system up again: Edit the grub entry [e]
root (hd0,0) kernel … root=/dev/sda1
and boot [b].
Then login as root and edit /grub/menu.lst
# groot=(hd0,0) # kopt=root=/dev/sda1 ro
and run update-grub.
You should probably also check /etc/fstab and make sure that it refers to /dev/sda1 instead of /dev/sdb1.
?Alexandru] I don't have this problem with my EeePC 900A-WF012 with Intel Atom CPU, 1G RAM and 8G SSD. However, it's best practice to verify yourself. I use standard Debian Lenny Installer RC1 which uses kernel and initrd from hd-media and the first iso image copied into USB flash. I use GRUB as bootloader on it.
?AlanB] I can confirm this problem on the EeePC 900A with 4GB SSD (not sure of exact model).
see DebianEeePC/Model/900 “Volume keys”. I haven't checked the microphone yet.
The microphone does not seem to work out of the box, you need to install a newer alsa-drivers package as shown in Howto:Sound
The kernel-module acpi_cpufreq is not loaded automatically on boot, so add it to /etc/modules to allow for frequency-scaling.
Also add cpufreq_ondemand to /etc/modules to allow powermanagers to switch the cpu-scaling-governor to “ondemand” – in most cases this is what you want on a eeePC running on battery.