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Old 03-18-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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Question Help with password to AAO ZG5


Hey!
Don't really know if this is the right place for this question, but my sister has a AAO ZG5 with Linux and accidentally deleted some boot thing (im not good with computer terms as you may see) and the computer wont start.
The computer wont answer the recovery cd and wants a password - this is the big problem, she doesnt remember the password. Is there any way you can reset it or somehow get it without sending it to "recovery central" and pay loads?

All I know is when you start the computer it says:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

No frikkin clue what to do, so if any of you guys know whats wrong pleaaase help me!

Again sorry if this is the wrong forum!
 
Old 03-19-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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Have you opened up the ZG5 and actually checked the cables to the internal drive (SSD, I presume)? I suppose once you've got the netbook open, if the cables are properly seated, and the ZG5 still doesn't boot, the next step would be to try to remove the drive from the ZG5, and hook it up to another computer to see if it's readable. The default filesystem for the AOA110 was ext3; if you're checking from a Windows computer, you might want to first install ext2fsd on the Windows computer - it will enable you to read/write an ext3-formatted drive.

Not sure why the recovery DVD would want a password. It restores the AAO to the factory default state - all data on the internal drive will be lost. If you're going to go that route, I strongly recommend replacing hopelessly out-of-date Linpus Lite with a current Linux distro. FWIW, I run Fedora 16 on my ZG5.
 
  


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