EDIT: see comment #19, updated support.
EDIT: Now supports install over WPA PSK networks. see comment #21 and now #25
OK, everything appears to be back to normal. Lenny has upgraded to 2.6.24 and the repo seems to be back to normal. The installer now installs with 2.6.24.
For those that would like to be guineepigs for this installer, I would welcome feedback as to what does and what doesnt work. I have tested this myself but I am sure that I have probably missed a thing or two. During install, you should be able to choose ath0 to install via wireless. The scanning function in netcfg isn't very good at the moment, and it will either not associate to any ap at all, or will associate with the strongest one thats available. (it appears to be doing that for me at the moment, though the eee is sitting right next to my other laptop thats acting as the AP) If you have problems with it associating with the correct AP, then you can switch to vt2 (alt+F2) and use iwconfig to set the correct ap. (iwconfig ath0 essid yourap) Otherwise, if it asks for an ESSID, just put the name of your AP in and then the wep key if it needs one.
EDIT: after running another install, the installer actually has a menu item to put in your essid if network configuration fails, so theres no need to switch to vt2 (though its usefull to see which AP the installer has associated to)
Only open and WEP networks are supported at the moment, though WPA support may come a little further down the road (don't hold your breathe for that though :) )
Installation is exactly as per the instructions found on the wiki.
The installer will add the eeepc.debian.net repo and download madwifi-eeepc-source, and also eeepc-acpi source and related dependancies. After install, you should be able to build madwifi and get wireless up and running again with minimal work. (I am hoping to get modules packages included in the repo soon, so this wont be neccessary) But, at the moment you will need to run the following commands as root after you have booted into debian.
m-a a-i madwifi-eeepc-source
This should then hopefully get your wireless card associated with the AP that you used to install.
atl2 modules should also be installed, so ethernet should work out of the box.
Oh, and it will install the eeepc-acpi-scripts, so once you build and load the acpi module, then the hotkeys should all work. :)
The image can be found at
This is hosted on my personal server, so please be patient as my upstream is pretty bad.
For those that are curious in testing, but dont want to install debian, you can run the installer up untill the partitioner to see if the wireless part works, and then abort the installation without writing anything to disk.
Edit: the release key issue seems to have been resolved.
Edited by liable, 11 April 2008 - 07:21 AM.