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gi_gio
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Posted:4/17/2010 12:06:00 AM # 1
Has anyone managed to install/use Express Gate?
I downloaded it about one month ago from the Asus Support website (EeePC/1201N/Windows 7/Others) and installed it, installation went OK.
Now there's a program group in the Start menu, but there are only 2 links:
1) Help (HTML page);
2) Uninstall;
I found no way to start Express Gate, tried also:
1) Shutdown & try to boot with the silver key on the left (disable touchpad);
2) Enter the BIOS to find something like "enable express gate";
3) Force the windows 7 boot loader... but did not found any "express gate" entry;

I see on youtube many videos that show Express Gate running on  an EeePC 1201N... so I guess... it can be done!

Any suggestion?
Thank you in advance!

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Nikita
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Posted:4/17/2010 1:38:00 AM # 2

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Author: gi_gio Posted: 4/17/2010 12:06:00 AM

Has anyone managed to install/use Express Gate?
I downloaded it about one month ago from the Asus Support website (EeePC/1201N/Windows 7/Others) and installed it, installation went OK.
Now there's a program group in the Start menu, but there are only 2 links:
1) Help (HTML page);
2) Uninstall;
I found no way to start Express Gate, tried also:
1) Shutdown & try to boot with the silver key on the left (disable touchpad);
2) Enter the BIOS to find something like "enable express gate";
3) Force the windows 7 boot loader... but did not found any "express gate" entry;

I see on youtube many videos that show Express Gate running on  an EeePC 1201N... so I guess... it can be done!

Any suggestion?
Thank you in advance!

Expressgate can be chosen from the Bootmanager when you start your machine. It's NOT a Windows program but a Linux based OS designed for the sole purpose to have fast acces to Internet (will be on Internet in about 10 sec. after boot)

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DJNgoma
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Posted:4/17/2010 5:53:00 AM # 3
Well I ain't getting ExpressGate on my bootloader either, installed it under Win 7 x64 with forced Admin Rights. Will try my luck under x86 and post my result. If all else fails I'm going to just try and add a boot entry myself.

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DJNgoma
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Posted:4/17/2010 4:27:00 PM # 4

This tutorial is meant to help all those who installed ExpressGate in 7 on the ASUS 1201 but did not get the "ExpressGate" option in boot menu.

 

First you need to download and install EasyBCD: http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

 

1.) Open it and select "Add/Remove entries" button.

 

Then select "Linux" under "Add an entry". Click "type" and select "Wubi" You can also rename it from NeoSmart Linux to ExpressGate. (Note: what ever you write here will display in the boot menu). Click "Add Entry", then "Save".

 

2.)Close EasyBCD, and run Command Prompt in Administrator mode.

(Start>All Programs>Accessories>Right Click on the "Command Prompt" icon and select "Run as administrator")

 

3.)Type bcdedit

You will get a list of all boot entries.

 

We will be editing the "Real-mode Boot sector" entry.

path \NTS\NeoGrub.mbr

 

4.)First were going to add the partition you have ExpressGate installed on.

 

type:"bcdedit /set {copy the number under "identifier" in here} device partition=C:"

 

If everything went right you will get "The operation completed successfully." Otherwise look for possible typos.

 

After that type "bcdedit" again. We now see that the device partition=C: entry added)

 

5.)Its time to change the path to our boot files.

 

type:"bcdedit /set {copy the number under "identifier" in here} path \dbldr.mbr"

 

Again if everything went fine you will get "The operation completed successfully.".

Type "bcdedit" again and you will see that path changed.

 

6.)You are now done! Close the Command prompt, restart your pc and boot into ExpressGate.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

KUDOS to the following thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1198406 for a rough idea on what was going on.

 

If screenshots are needed, they can be a arranged.

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gi_gio
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Posted:4/18/2010 5:12:00 AM # 5
...simply GREAT!!
Thank you very much for your tutorial!

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DJNgoma
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Posted:4/18/2010 5:52:00 AM # 6
You are welcome, luckly I remembered how Wubi worked lol.

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