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#1 2012-07-29 19:32:56

tonyoptical
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Registered: 2009-09-08
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Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

After having successfully switched my main machine to Waldorf i was curious to see how the latest CB would perform on the Eee. It's running live from USB stick created with dd - but i can't do a install to the internal SSD - just some flickering in the upper corners of the built-in display after selecting the install option.

Has anyone had more success and may share some knowledge?

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#2 2012-07-29 22:07:04

saneks
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

still with statler on my eee. but a waldorf live system worked fine so far.


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#3 2012-07-30 04:45:53

paxmark1
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From: Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

Waldorf works on my  EEE 900A.  Clean install of /   Cherry picked certain dot files (.unison .ssh .etc) to save and purged rest of dot files.  Results - Very pleased.


Jean Vanier wrote "Being Human" and "A Short History of Progress" by Ronald Wright.  Gotta love the Massey Lectures.

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#4 2012-07-30 08:30:17

tonyoptical
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

@saneks

Same here - it's running the installed CB10 just fine.
A live system of Waldorf is fine as well.
I just can't start the graphical installer ...

@paxmark1

Great - did you use the grapical installer of Waldorf or how did you manage to fire up a text install?

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#5 2012-07-30 09:26:54

saneks
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

maybe try the text install instead. had some issues with the graphical one on an old laptop lately (tried from cd)


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#6 2012-07-30 13:10:07

tonyoptical
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

@saneks

Yes - i wanted to try the text install but i can't ...
The install option on the Waldorf boot screen offers NO text install option ...

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#7 2012-07-30 22:57:34

paxmark1
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From: Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

For eee 900a and the amd eeebox   installed via the graphical method.  I did not even look as to how to use text - ncurses.


Jean Vanier wrote "Being Human" and "A Short History of Progress" by Ronald Wright.  Gotta love the Massey Lectures.

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#8 2013-01-04 14:48:34

Big D
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

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#9 2013-01-14 10:26:26

tonyoptical
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

@ Big D

Thank's for your post - this did the trick and my little Eee is now successfully runnin Waldorf!
Greetings to Joburg - your country is truly amazing!

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#10 2013-01-20 05:39:02

shengchieh
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

My experience w/ 701 4G eee for other linux distros (but not #!).   Sometime USB doesn't work. 
Using an external CD/DVD burner work better.  Can you borrow a media burner if you don't have one?

Sheng-Chieh

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#11 2013-01-20 05:54:00

saneks
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

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Last edited by saneks (2013-05-22 08:22:32)


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#12 2013-01-23 13:58:20

Big D
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

@tonyoptical: Glad it's working. We think so too.

Three other issues for me with eee 701 4G.

(1) BBS Popup (confession). Took forever to realize to press Esc on power-up to boot cleanly/consistently from USB. Couldn't do it by setting Boot Device Priority in BIOS.

(2) Small SSD. Recommend install linux instead to larger SD card. If Grub and /boot are on SD card too, make SD card 1st Drive under Hard Disk Drives on Boot tab in BIOS. If grub and /boot are on SSD, leave SSD as 1st Drive.

(3) Windows. Recommend not worth the fight to try to run it natively on eee 701 4G (not even crippled ASUS OEM XP Home). Recommend install instead on virtual machine on linux on SD card.

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#13 2013-01-29 20:34:45

melmoth
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

hey, I also have EEE PC but 702 8GB and 1GB RAM and also i've got blinking thingie on top of the screen and already have tried to add boot options

vga=normal fb=false

but with no success. those options are for text install according to that BUG mentioned above by Big D.
smile actually don't have any experience with text install, so maybe its good it didn't go through smile

... in that boot option was last mentioned

file=/cdrom/install/crunchbang.cfg

and there I added 'vga=normal fb=false' with no space between ...

But problem might be that that I am using USB flash drive to install Waldorf and in boot options is mentioned cdrom.
ok let me try again do the install.

EDIT:

yes there needs to be space between "file=/cdrom/install/crunchbang.cfg vga=normal fb=false"
then it went through.

Last edited by melmoth (2013-02-02 13:53:20)


Asus Eee 702 - 8 GB SSD, 1GB RAM
Running Waldorf r20130119

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#14 2013-02-13 18:00:04

fighterhayabusa
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

Another thing to think about when installing on the EeePC 701 4G is not to attempt any other variant than installing all in one partition. The other partitioning schemes didn't work for at all for me. It took me five installation attempts to get that one right  wink

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#15 2013-03-19 14:25:41

zer0
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

just moved from Xubuntu 10 (laggy video/stuttering audio) to Waldorf (youtube & vlc play movies much smoother) on my eee701.

@ Big D:
Thanks for the vga=... hint smile The Pause/Break key pauses the boot process so it is easier to spot the "press XYZ key for UVW..."-line on nearly all bioses i've seen (including my eee701).

@ fighterhayabusa:
Manual partitioning (4GB internal SSD as / bootable and an internally mounted/soldered Sandisk Cruzer micro 4GB as /home) worked for me. If using manual partitioning, flash-memory-friendly settings like "noatime" can be set directly during setup.


machines running #!: Asus eeepc701 (2GB RAM, no swap; traveling); Igel 5/4 4210 Winestra (music playback, video projection)

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#16 2013-03-20 17:24:45

mati75
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

On the latest Debian 7.0 RC1 iso is fixed. I think in the next #! snapshot it will be solved.

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#17 2013-07-31 23:55:25

akirapl
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

still trying to install Waldorf on my EEE PC 701 4G and no success, non of tricks described here works

A

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#18 2013-08-01 01:24:07

akirapl
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

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#19 2013-08-13 13:30:02

willanth
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

Hi All,

I am also attempting to install Waldorf to an eee701 and it will load the live-disk and run !# just fine (what a tease!) but the installer will not work.  I got the same flickering mentioned above, and I tried the tab and typing, to no avail.  I'm hoping we can get to the bottom of this as it looks like a GREAT distro!

Has anyone done a dev build that forces the text installer? 

Cheers,
Will

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#20 2013-08-31 06:25:39

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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G


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#21 2014-01-03 07:10:15

Metanot
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

Hello folks, for EeePC 701 ideally worked this kernel parameters: video=i810 vga=785, method with "vga=normal fb=false after crunchbang.cfg" didn't work with my Eee... sad

BTW, anyone tried install Waldorf with /home on external SD card? In my case, installation and running #! with /home on 16GB SD card takes too many time until the boot will ever end...

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#22 2014-01-04 06:26:38

Big D
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

@Metanot: Yes I have grub and /boot on the internal SSD and everything else in an encrypted LVM on a 128 GB SD card. Waldorf boots and runs fine, certainly better than Windows XP ever did from the internal SSD. Windows 7 also runs, slowly but functionally, from a virtual machine in Waldorf on the SD card.

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#23 2014-01-04 13:02:03

saneks
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

^ you have a 128 GB SD card in your eee701? - I thought it can read only up to 32gb cards, I read that in a wiki some years back.. interesting.


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#24 2014-01-04 15:54:20

Metanot
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Re: Waldorf - Eee PC 701 4G

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#25 2014-01-05 09:06:01

Big D
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