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Old 05-18-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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How to install Linpus Linux from a USB key?


Hi guys,

Recently I bought an Aspire One. Unfortunately it came with XP preinstalled. I'm trying to replace windows with Linpus. This distro comes with the linux version of these toys and thus it has the highest chances to work with everything (I assume it's customised to work with it), but I can't find any tutorial on how do put the iso image on a usb key (I don't have a usb cdrom).

I tried dd-ing the iso but it's not working, tried to format the key as ext2, set the partition active and copy the content of the iso on it, but it's not working either so any other ideas? I don't suppose creating an Ubuntu installation key and overwrite the files with those from the Linpus cd iso will work, or will it?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 02:15 AM   #2
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Do you have annother computer and a LAN-cable? You could build up a small network and use the cd-rom from the other computer.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 01:39 PM   #3
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why would he do that?
i know u can boot ubuntu via usb.
i think the same applies to your distro.

thats the guide for ubuntu:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

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Old 05-20-2009, 08:21 AM   #4
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why would he do that?
i know u can boot ubuntu via usb.
i think the same applies to your distro.

thats the guide for ubuntu:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
Actually Linpus is based on Fedora (at least that's what wikipedia says). So I think I'll try to build a bootable usb key using fedora and instead of using a fedora iso, use the Linpus one. Hopefully it will work.
 
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personally i would not use "limpus" the fedora rmp's are incompatible with it.

Ubuntu would be a good choice.
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:21 PM   #6
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personally i would not use "limpus" the fedora rmp's are incompatible with it.

Ubuntu would be a good choice.
Unfortunately Ubuntu has too many issues on Aspire One:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne

However Fedora seems to have no problems:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Acer_Aspire_One

I was hoping to install Linpus because it is supposed to be smaller and optimized for these toys. On the other hand, using an exotic distribution with no community around it...
 
  


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