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installition of debian on eeepc 1005p Requirements: 1GB or larger USB drive (FAT32; active/boot/bootable) Unetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/)

Preparation (linux or windows)

  1. Download files (if the links are dead, check back later)

Latest daily built netinst ISO image:

Latest usb boot image:

Pick only one from below: debian-testing-i386-CD-1.iso (GNOME) or debian-testing-i386-kde-CD-1.iso (KDE) or debian-testing-i386-xfce+lxde-CD-1.iso (XFCE or LXDE) Recommended for netbooks

  1. Run unetbootin to make USB drive bootable

*Select "Custom" *Kernel = the vmlinuz file *Initrd = the initrd.gz file *Click "OK" to copy the files to the drive

  1. Copy the contents of boot.img.gz to USB drive

Linux: Use gunzip to extract the boot.img

$ mkdir /media/iso $ mount -o loop boot.img /media/iso

Copy the entire contents of the mounted boot.img to the usb drive overwriting files.

Windows: Use 7zip to extract boot.img from boot.img.gz Use DAEMON Tools, Virtual ?CloneDrive, MagicISO, Alcohol 52%, or whatever to mount the boot.img file Copy the entire contents of the mounted boot.img to the usb drive overwriting files.

  1. Copy netinst ISO and a ***RENAMED*** main ISO

For GNOME: debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso debian-testing-i386-CD-1.iso.bak (add .bak or anything)

Renaming the file is to stop the installer from using it.

(Yes, you can omit the netinst ISO completely and it will install the base system okay. Gnome/KDE/Xfce/LXDE not so much. Anything beyond the base system was hit or miss on what installed and what didn't. For me Gnome installed but Xorg did not.)

  1. Reboot and install the base system. Skip the (skip what?)
  2. Reboot into new system, mount the usb drive, mount the main ISO, install the desktop environment.

e.g. GNOME $ su $ mkdir /media/isodrive $ mkdir /media/iso $ mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/isodrive (replace sdb1 with your drive) $ mount -o loop /media/isodrive/debian-testing-i386-CD-1.iso.bak /media/iso (You can leave the .bak or whatever you put) $ nano /etc/apt/sources.list || Add: {{deb file:///media/iso testing main (notice the three /'s) deb cdrom...... >>> #deb cdrom ..... remove the cd source ||

$ aptitude update $ aptitude install gnome-desktop-environment

  1. Reboot or start login manager (/etc/init.d/gdm start) or enter startx