|Version 1 (modified by yerenkow, 7 years ago) (diff)|
ASusEee is a series of little and handy notebooks. I have one, 900-linux model actually, and I made install PCBSD on external drive -WD Passport 80. On this page I'll explain how I did this, and what struggles I had, and what workarounds I found out.
- Booting from SD card.
Well, plain and simple. got ISO, extract to SD card; when powering Eee pressing Esc - boot menu appears, chose SD card. No boot.
Placed freebsd boot loader to SD - also no boot. Okay, I have Linux version of Eee, so I have GRUB, yes?
For show grub menu we need a little trick - press Esc at start, chose our 1st Hard drive. After that we have countdown from 9,8..1 till boot. We can wait, and can press Esc again for boot. But I suggest pressing F9 fast, and simultinously Esc - if success then we are in Grub. Phew.
Press "c" for grub command prompt. this prompt have tab-complition, like bash; typing:
root (hd2,0) --- hd2 in my case, if you have connected more devices, then you'll need to know what disk is correct one.
kernel /boot/loader --- bsd loader
and here we go! but, not far :(
bsd loader can't find kernel.
We have here to enter two more command:
set currdev=disk2s1 (actually I think loader could guessed itself, but due to some bug, or incompatibility with grub, this var is set to disk2s1' - yes, with quote, I don't know why)
include /boot/loader.rc --- yes, we have well-known boot menu! starting normal mode, and... crushed, as we booted are not from CD.
- Patching files for USB boot.
- Installing manually
- Patch files for correct install.
- Tweaking pcbsd for normal work.
- Final Post "we have now usb-PCBSD bootable version"
soon I hope :)