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Old 08-14-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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Question best distro for my netbook


can you guys tell which distro suits best my acer aspire one AOD150-1577 Black Intel Atom N270(1.60GHz) 10.1" WSVGA 1GB Memory 160GB HDD Netbook
and also if you could help me on how to do my recovery disc i try doing them but it says that i need a dvd drive but i was wondering if i could do em on an image file right now im using windows xp but i dont really like it i like best using ubuntu
 
Old 08-14-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
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What do you mean by recovery disc? Do you mean Live CD? If that's what you mean then you can just burn your selected distro (providing that it is a distro that supports live cd) to a cd-r and install it to your computer. As for a distro, Ubuntu sounds like it would run nicely on it.

Do you have a CD drive for your laptop? If you don't, head over to www.pendrivelinux.org. It will show you how to install different distrobutions of linux onto a pen drive, then you can install them on your computer from the pen drive.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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oh thanks alot...well i meant that on windows xp its asking me if i want to make my recovery discs but my netbook dosent have the dvd drive i cant burn them to a dvd i want to know if i could make them a dvd image so i could put it on a external hard drive
 
Old 08-14-2009, 08:56 PM   #4
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Oh okay. I have absolutely no experience with windows recovery disks or external hard drives, so I can't really help you there. Sorry!
 
Old 08-15-2009, 09:40 AM   #5
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You should have a e-recovery partition and you may use that to recover Winxp. I'm not sure if you can make an image but you can try it. Let us know if it works or not.

Just don't wipe the erecovery partition when you wipe other partitions.

I have tried Debian & Mandriva Gnome on my AAO and both ran pretty good. I had to do alittle more work setting things up with Debian but Mandriva had things working out the box pretty much.

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:36 PM   #6
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thanks for the advices and one more question is how do i install it???is because i dont have a dvd drive how do i do it???
 
Old 08-15-2009, 05:09 PM   #7
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I used an external dvd drive to install Mandriva & Debian but there is a way to use a thumb drive for both.

For Debian

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAcerOne

You have to search around on doing it for Mandriva.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 09:21 PM   #8
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To create the recovery discs you need a external usb CD/DVD writer, purchase or borrow one if you can. There are some small portable usb DVD drives out now. After making the recovery discs get the gparted livecd and use it to shrink the XP ntfs partition leaving "unallocated free space" for Linux.

I have installed Fedora 11 on my 10" AAO that way and split the drive 50/50 with XP.
 
Old 08-17-2009, 09:00 PM   #9
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so there is no other way to make the recovery discs for windows with out using an external dvd drive??
 
Old 08-18-2009, 03:18 PM   #10
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Not to my knowledge. Some may require more than one disc to make recovery discs.

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In Acer, there is an option to restore to factory default without making a restore disk. At startup, push one of the following: [F10, CtrlF10, CtrlF10 while tapping]. One of these will start the Acer eRecovery screen which allows you to restore your system.
Again, just be sure to never delete/remove/partition this e-recovery partition, which I think is at the beginning of the hard disk.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 08:52 AM   #11
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ok thanks alot its going to help me alot thank u
 
Old 08-20-2009, 04:53 PM   #12
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So, i don't even know how to use this web page. Lets see... I have a acer aspire one with limpus linux and want to get a USB Freeview/HDTV Receiver. Does anybody can recomend me one that would work with this sistem? Tanks
 
  


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