Original Website : http://www.crunchbang.org
After looking for a Linux distribution that fit to my attempt and trying differents one, I finally find exactly the one I need on http://leeenux.blogspot.com/
My attempt was :
The following tutorial deals with all the step I did to run this great distribution on my eeepc.
Crunchbang is a based ubuntu distribution using Openbox as Windows Manager It integreat many software to differents usage like Gimp, openOffice, PidGin, Firefox, ….
This is what we could see on the original Website:
However there are some issues after you installed Crunchbang like an incredible long time to boot and all problems we could find on the original Ubuntu.
I highly recommand you to make a backup of your eeePC unless you are sure to be able to reinstall your system from the Asus DVD. There are several tutorial on this wiki to do this but don't do this installation if your are not familiar with these process.
So let see how to install and fix it.
We will see how to create a live USB of Crunchbang from Windows or Linux For the installation from the live CD, you should be able to do it alone
Here is a modification of pendrive for ubuntu :
You are now under CruncBang an you can play with it a little to see if you like it or not. We will see next how to customize it
The installation is similar to any ubuntu based distribution.
So it is time to install your new distribution. The installation process is similar to the ubuntu one
The parameters I recommand are the one I use. However as it is a based Ubuntu distribution you can find many tutorial and recommandation about other parameters I Install it with a Ext2 File system without swap
Use alt + left click to move the installation windows that is bigger than the eeePC screen
A warning message should asked you if you don't want to create a swap partition, ignore it
The boot of your new distribution should take a udge of time, this due to the kernel that include some unusefull drivers
Crunchbang has a little bit more issues with the eeepc than the classic Ubuntu but we can easely fix some of them with some update. Please do not try some script you can find on internet to fix this distribution. Most of them are out of date concerning the wifi drivers and some fix included in them are not reveleant with Crunchbang
Crunchbang 8.04.02 come with thuna as file manager and volman plugin. you have nothing to mount an usb key but like in ubuntu it will not works out of the box due to the assignation of sdb1 in fstab to the CDRom. To fix this : Open a terminal and type this : sudo nano /etc/fstab in the file add # at the beggining of the ligne sdb1… Ctrl O to save and Ctrl X to save. Now you can unplug and replug yous usbkey, thunar should open the Usbkey root directory.
We are going to install Ndiswrapper to manage the networks at the beggining. The advantage is that it requires few download to install and it works really well.
If you don't want to use ndiswrapper at all, the custom kernel we are going to install next integrate latest madwifi drivers so connect your eeePC to a lan connection and go to the next step.
In the following process you will need another computer with internet to download the needed files. I didn't try to directly connect the eeepc to a local cable network as I doesn't all the needed materials with me
Download the following files to an USB key or a SD card : ndiswrapper-common_1.50-1ubuntu1_all.deb : http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/n/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-common_1.50-1ubuntu1_all.deb ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.50-1ubuntu1_i386 : http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/n/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.50-1ubuntu1_i386.deb Wndows XP Wifi Drivers : http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePC/EeePC4G(701)/Wireless_XP_071011.zip
Desactivate ath_pci module : module -r ath_pci blacklist this module : sudo nano /etc/modules.d/blacklist blacklist ath_pci Install ndiswrapper-common_1.50-1ubuntu1_all.deb : depkg -i /your_usb_key_directory/ndiswrapper-common_1.50-1ubuntu1_all.deb Install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.50-1ubuntu1_i386: depkg -i /your_usb_key_directory/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.50-1ubuntu1_i386
As you noticed, your EeePC need to many time to boot. An update of your system will fix this error. In fact the update of initrafs-ubuntu will fix it but now your wireless is installed you can update the entire system sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade