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Howto use gPXE with the Asus Eeepc 900

(this howto is made in mind that you don't have access to a TFTP server on your LAN, that you are too lazzy to setup one, or that your sysadmins forbids it)

  1. Compile undi.usb:
     cd gpxe.git/src; make bin/undi.usb 

    Or if you are lazzy download a binary version here.

  2. Copy it to a USB key (your key is seen as sdc by linux, change it in function of yours):
     dd if=undi.usb of=/dev/sdc 
  3. Put the USB key in one slot of the Eeepc
  4. Go to the BIOS settings at boot (press F2 at the BIOS)
    1. Go to the “Boot” tab
    2. Check if the “Onboard LAN Boot ROM” is [Enabled]
    3. Go to the “Hard Disk Drives” menu and put the [USB:1G USB2.0Flash] device as the “1st Drive” with the + button and press Esc to go back to the previous menu
    4. Go to the “Boot Device Priority” menu and put the [USB:1G USB2.0Flash] as the “1st Boot Device”
    5. Go to the “Exit” tab and press “Exit & Save Changes” by answering “OK” to this question.
    6. Then the Eeepc should be able to boot on the USB key.
    7. While it starts, type Ctrl-B to get a shell and try
      gpxe> dhcp net0

      , it should give you an IP address if you have a DHCP server on your network.

  5. Then try to load a linux kernel (it can takes up to 2 minutes, be patient)
    gpxe> kernel

    and then type

    gpxe> boot

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