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How I got Debian Lenny working on my Eee.

Updated March 16 2009

Well, I thought I would post a tutorial on how I got Lenny working on my Eee, incase people are having problems. This will loosely be based on the Debian EeePC wiki and also this blog post, so this content is not 100% from me, only what worked. Just for a note, my EeePC is a 701 4GB (with camera)

Debian on my Eee

I installed Debian on my 701 4GB Eee the other day. Runs perfectly, I couldn't ask for more. The only thing I need to fix is wifi. I either use the MadWifi or the Atheros drivers. Doesn't sounds too hard, I had it working before...apparently. Not sure if sound works or not, I don't use it that much so I disabled it in the BIOS to save power.

Something is wrong with my server.... I tried to access it via SSH & HTTP and nothing. Turn on the monitor; kernel panic. Whatever, I rebooted. CRC error. Rebooted; works fine but Apache doesn't start.

Whoa

Whoa. I haven't posted here in a wee bit. And, its almost Friday!
Nothing really new has been happening. Eat, sleep, go to school, repeat.
I took apart my [701] Eee the other day and actually put it back together correctly and...it works! So, I figured out I need to find/buy a U.FL to RP-SMA connector as I plan to put an external on it somewhere, preferably the shiny metal looking thinks on the left/right side. I currently have the stock antennas unhooked from the WiFi card, which sucks since I don't get as good as signal (duh!) but I use my other USB WiFi connector.

2 New wallpapers

There are two new wallpapers for your Eee, check them out here:
http://geekness.eu/node/50
(Last two ;) )

Life with eeeXubuntu.

Well, I finally chose eeeXubuntu. Install was quick and configuring was even easier. After some kernel updates, I did have to recompile the madwifi drivers. I also have to find and compile Ralink drivers, since without them, the other dongle that I use doesn't have monitor mode enabled.
Its pretty minimal right now, I just updated and installed some security/penetration programs.
Anywho, I shall be off (I'm quite tired too)....

New OS?

Well, I've been debating over if I should install a different OS on my Asus EEE. I've tried Ubuntu Eee, Xandros and now Backtrack. I love Ubuntu, so I might try eeeXubuntu, the Xubuntu customized Eee version. The default Xandros is decent, but....no. Backtrack is really cool, but its based on Slackware, so its not exactly user friendly. So I think in the end, I might install Xubuntu, and have Backtrack on a USB jump drive or SD card.
Results to come.

DIY WiFi pop can dish

Anyone use their Nintendo WiFi [USB] connector?
Neither did I, until I found out that I can use it on my Windows machine. Never the less, I inserted it into my Eee (running Backtrack 3) and it worked, instantly. Now, I made my own Pepsi can dish and a LEGO tower. EDIT: I finally booted into Fluxbox :D

Cracking WPA...well sorta.

I've managed to crack WPA, sorta. Problem is, the passkey must be in the dictionary, which might be a problem. Since some people could use made up words or names.
Nevertheless, I'm still able to crack WEP and WPA [on my eee]. I even get a strong signal from AP's, like yesterday when a AP was a minimum of 300m away!
I'm just blown away from what my Eee can do. I had Xandros in it for a while, then Ubuntu Eee and now Backtrack. It's like my own "offensive security" station, on the go. The only thing I am disappointed in is the battery. Mine, has a 4400mAH battery, but at the time when I got it, I thought it had a 5200mAH battery; The difference is about 30 minutes. If I turn down the brightness, turn off the volume, It lasts for about 2 and a half hours, or so.

Backtrack 3 on eeePC

I finally got Backtrack 3 working on my 4GB 701 ASUS Eee, following this tutorial. Worked perfectly, and I was able to crack 64 & 128 bit WEP at home under 5 minutes flawlessly. Although, Backtrack 3 beta has a installer, but Backtrack 3 final doesn't. So, I downloaded the installer from TPB and continued on (of course, I partitioned before). The installer took about 15~ minutes. I actually prefer this over Ubuntu Eee, which I had before.

XNOZOMFSG!!!!1!!!

Just installed Ubuntu Eee 8.04 on my 701 4GB Eee. Simply amazing. Oh wait a sec, I had a whole buncha pictures that I forgot to back up....oh well. Ubuntu on the go, just awesome.
More to come

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