Goblin on Asus Eee PC 1005HAB

Hey all,

I followed the instructions at OpenSUSE Moblin (Goblin) - openSUSE but, when I rebooted with the thumb-drive in and the boot priority set to USB, I got no joy. There was a brief blip of the light on my usb thumb-drive, and then the netbook proceeded to try and boot some virus that the manufacturer clumsily left on the hard-drive.>:(

Has anyone had success with booting the Asus EeePC 1005HAB into Goblin?


I penned this howto;

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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I read your excellent instructions. I opted for the other method because I actually wanted to blow away the internal drive.

I will try it your way. Thanks for the work.


As it turned out the solution was that all the potential boot devices needed to be disabled in the bios. This done, the USB thumb-drive appeared in the boot list. From there on all went as expected. :slight_smile:


When I’m connected wirelessly, some pages will load fine (google.com, youtube.com), but many others will not load at all (yahoo.com, elementsthegame.com). When I plug in the Ethernet and connect wired, everything works absolutely fine.

I am running Windows XP Home SP3.

I’ve Googled everything I could think of and have yet to find a solution. Some things I’ve tried:

-Different browsers. Switching between IE, Firefox, and Chrome produced no result.
-Pinging the sites in cmd prompt. The site’s IP is retrieved correctly, but the ping itself gets a ‘Request timed out.’ result. DNS does not seem to be the problem.
-The adapter driver is up to date, Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter, version
-Disabling power-saving by setting Power-Save Mode under advanced driver setting to Off produced no result.
-Started and Stopped Windows Zero Configuration service, no result.
-Ran through Network Setup Wizard, several times, no result.

There are three other computers on the network, desktops, one Vista64 and the others XP32. Two connect wirelessly via Belkin USB adapters and experience no problems. The third is connected via Ethernet.

Has anyone else experienced a similar problem, or have any ideas for me to try? Any help or feedback is greatly appreciated.

Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N