Asus Laptop Reclaimed

I’ve successfully installed Debian Linux on an old Asus Laptop.  My wife used it for a few years, but she was trying to use it for word processing, and a few of the keys stick every now and then.  It’s been a goal of mine to get it running a newer version of linux, but the CD drive is bad, so installing from a iso is out of the question.  I kept meaning to install from usb drive, but the only one we have that didn’t have files I cared about on it was only 128 MB.

Anyway, I got a 1 GB usb drive from my insurance agent.  Score!  Oh, they still have the road atlases, but the free stuff has gotten considerably cooler.  I followed the instructions here and it worked like a charm: