That's right everything from Creating the liveUSB (if needed) to Installing the custom kernel (thanks to Adam at array

.org for this!). Following this guide step by step to get EEEbuntu working as it should part from a few niggly bits I will address later. So.....lets get started! I will explain everything in detail for the sake of new Linux users...... if you want a less basic guide please visit the EEEbuntu forums ......

Here's the Plan
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Make a liveUSB Boot your EEE PC and ensure the BIOS settings are correct. Install EEEbuntu Apply Adams custom kernel to fix numerous issues Enjoy!

New creating this will be terminal based but don't worry step by step instructions give PLUS screen shots!

Step 1: Creating the live USB.
As mentioned before, to create the USB I recommend using the pre made scripts direct from EEEbuntu. Here are the download links For the Standard EEEbuntu file: Click Here or Click Here For the Net book remix EEEbuntu: Click Here or Click Here The script:sudo apt-get install gparted: Click Here While these are downloading we can get our USB stick ready for the install. To do this we will require a couple of tools; firstly Gparted; simple drive format tool (also useful for finding out boot point-useful later). So to install Gparted simply type into terminal
sudo apt-get install gparted

Say Yes if prompted. And to load gparted just type
sudo gparted

The gparted program is nice and easy so first select your USB device from the drop down list in the top corner. Also take a note of the name of this; in my case it was /dev/sdc1 and this will be needed later.... Now what we want to do is format this disk so right click on the partition and select delete. It will grey out. Next right click on it once again again and select Format to > then select ext2- Reason for this is because a lot of people have reported the Bat 'Trap error'. This avoids it Also don't forget to right click on the intended partition, select Manage Flags and ensure that the Boot option is ticks Once done simply click Apply at the top to make this permanent. DONE. By now our ISO and script should be well on their way to being downloaded so lets assume they are and carry on. Go back to terminal and navigate to your download directory ( I found it easier and less hassle to move the two files to the home directory) and issue the command:
issue the command: sudo ./ ./[ISO FILE].iso [/dev/sdc1] -

This last part needs to be your mount point you wrote down from gparted!! Also the [ISO file] needs to be the EXACT name of the particular ISO it is you downloaded. And there we go!!! The live USB is done!

Step 2: Set-up the BIOS
Now that our USB is ready lets install EEEbuntu. First we have to change a couple of BIOS sections so when your EEE turns on and you see the ASUS logo hit F2(make sure you have the USB inserted at this point!) . You should now get the BIOS screen.

In here You need to move to the Boot tab and select Hard Disk Drives. Ensure your USB stick is the 1st device In the list then click [esc]. Next, go to the Boot Device Property screen and you should now see that the USB is an option in place of the Hard Disk. So once again move the USB to the 1st Boot device.

To save these changes we need to hit [esc] again then move right one tab and you will see a save and exit option. Select this and select yes. We are Done with the bios!

Step 3: Installing EEEbuntu

Here I found selecting 'Install Ubuntu' to be the best option but if you want to see how EEEbuntu looks on your eee first then go ahead and run the live CD. Now from here, EEEbuntu installs in the same way you expect the usual Ubuntu set-up to install. But for those who don't have Ubuntu on another computer we will do it step by step. First we are greeted by the language selection screen, Then the world clock screen, and finally keyboard layout selection.

Now this is were personal choice comes into play..... Every model of the EEE has different hard drives. I have the 1000 and it has a 8gig SSD and 32gig SDHC. So with this in mind I chose to format BOTH with ext3 (some people want to format with ext2 as it increases lifetime of SSD- ask about pro's and cons in the forums) and mounted my home partition on the 32gig drive. I also put a 2gig swap file on it.....but this isn't needed and down to personal choice BE ADVISED: If you want to be able to use the hibernate command you will need a swap file greater than 512mb.

You have selected your boot options, and entered your personal details, simply let the installation run its course.

Once its done you've got EEEbuntu on your EEE!!!!! But if you are using the 900+ (900,901,904,1000,1000h,1000hd) you will need to install the custom kernel at to get the wireless, network card, etc. If this is the case follow step 3.

Step 4: Installing the custom Kernel
Now by this part you either have a fully functioning EEE or you don't. If its the latter then we need to now install the following custom kernel; thanks to Adam at Firstly we need to download the two .deb packs needed to create this. So here are the links: Download 1 Download 2 you will need to download these to a USB stick off a computer with internet access. And transfer these to your eee. If you receive this error. Don't worry its easily fixed. The reason for this is because your Ubuntu installation will automatically believe a CD drive is present. So we must configure it to load from the USB stick. Run the following command in terminal
sudo gedit /etc/fstab

and then delete the following line:
/dev/sdc1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0

Once you save this change; re-insert the USB stick. DONE! Now we need to simply navigate to the folder that your saved your 2 downloaded .deb packages from before (I advice copying these to your home directory as it will match what I will be using). Were not going to install them as .deb files as this wont work. Instead we have to install these via terminal.

Now this is a VERY important point.... the 2 .deb packages MUST be installed at the same time. This is so it configures the kernel correctly. Failure to do this may force you to reinstall EEEbuntu. Run the following command in Terminal sudo dpkg ­i linux­image*.deb linux­ubuntu­modules*.deb  NOTE: you will need to add the relevant file version numbers where the stars are above so don't just copy paste it! Once ran you should get something like this.

So now reboot your eee and when you see the GRUB boot loader option hit [esc] Ensure you select the new Kernel labelled 2.6.24-21-eeepc and all done! Final Hurdle is to ensure we don't get a kernel update for the original ubuntu which breaks this so we will set-up the new repositories on first boot. This will also mean if any updates are added then you'll get them automatically.

Just resist the urge to jump on-line and start your browsing on the eee for 5 more minutes and we will get the repositories all set up. Open terminal and type (or copy) wget sudo mv ­v array.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

This will add the repository to your list, Next type wget­apt­key.asc sudo apt­key add array­apt­key.asc This adds the public key so you can access this. Finally type sudo apt­get update sudo apt­get install linux­eeepc linux­headers­eeepc

This gets all the available updates for you kernel. Now this last command is optional but I hight advise to do so. This will stop any updates forcing the kernel to revert to the standard ubuntu kernel. Highly advisable so you don't lose functionality when you need it most. sudo apt­get remove linux­generic linux­image­generic linux­ headers­generic linux­restricted­modules­generic 

And now were DONE!!! There are a couple of other known issues on certain models like hibernate now working or Fn + F2 can cause crashes, etc. Resolutions to these are readily available on our forums. Simply, visit, sign up, and post you issue. We are happy to help.

So after a bit of messing round; and changing some settings you can get you eee looking like this!!

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