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    asus eeepc 4g

    Can anyone help please,i was given an asus eeepc 4g.It has been wiped by the looks of it.
    I was given the recovery disc..linux rev 1.5.
    I have loaded this with a dvd rom drive attatched by usb port but it comes up with boot device disabled,
    cant get anywhere with it

    when i tried to factory restore it using f9 it comes up with mkfs.ext3 no such device or adress?
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    Is this is the 701 or Surf 4G? If so I made the recovery USB stick from the CD/DVD in Windows and recovered the system from a USB stick. You could give that a go rather than trying to boot directly from a USB DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamebhoy View Post
    i was given an asus eeepc 4g.It has been wiped by the looks of it.
    Those Eee PCs work well with Debian - I have a test machine here with an initial text-only install of Debian on with the XFCE window manager added afterwards. The original restore disk is probably rather out of date by now. You might need to change your BIOS settings so your USB DVD drive is the first item on the boot devices list.

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    There are boot options in the bios for usb cd drives (plug it in first). We have a set of 18 at my school. I stuck ubuntu on them and use a script to launch rdesktop to our terminal server. Works well enough considering they only have 4gb of disk space you can't really fit much on them. I tried integrating them into AD but they quickly ran out of disk space for new user profiles.

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    it says underneath msq-nb-701(b) in small print and asus eeepc 4g in big print

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    how do i enable the optical drive with dvd in it? thanks

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    could you idiot guide me through what u did,cheers!

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