Debian Linux on Asus Eee PC 701

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Those are my quick notes to install Debian Linux (Lenny) on my Eee PC 701 (with Touchscreen panel).

Grab and burn the “businesscard” ISO file.

Boot it.

Choose language and keyboard settings.

Configure the network.

Partition the HD as follow:

Ack the “no swap” warning.

Set root password and create the default user.

Deselect everything in “tasksel” ; we’ll install things by hand later on.

Install grub and reboot.

Boot in single user mode, run cfdisk and configure /dev/sda1 as “EFI (FAT-12/16/32)” partition type (EF). This enables BIOS Boot Booster.

Install sudo

# apt-get install sudo

Configure “Hibernation without SWAP partition”:

Install X : 

# aptitude install –without-recommends xinit xserver-xorg-video-intel xserver-xorg-input-synaptics xserver-xorg-input-kbd xserver-xorg-input-mouse xfonts-base libgl1-mesa-dri xterm <del>mesa-utils</del>

Configure X : 

# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Install awesomewm.