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Old 10-13-2009, 05:33 AM   #1
zahir2619
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Angry linpus linux not starting


hi,
I have acer aspire one with operating system linpus linux. after boot menu the screen of notebook turn black with white cross cursor. according to other forum I tried to go to grub menu and its working, but as I am new to linux I dont know what to do in the menu, and how to repair my book, even I dont have recovery cd. Please help me with this problem..............as soon as possible.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 07:27 AM   #2
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This sounds as if there was an X problem. Try this:

- Enter the boot menu
- Hit "e"
- Select "kernel" line (with arrow keys)
- Hit "e" again
- Add "xmodule=vesa" (without quotes!) at the end of that line
- Hit "Enter"
- Hit "b"

This is a quick and dirty fix you'll have to use every time - if it works at all (i.e. if the "vesa" module is installed). But if it does, we know what went wrong (screen resolution settings or screen recognition not working properly).

Check back with results, please.

M.

Last edited by MoonMind; 10-14-2009 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Clarifications
 
Old 10-13-2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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normal run

attached are some picture in normal run step by step.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:49 PM   #4
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in grub menu

1. by hitting <tab> button enter the grub menu.
2. by hitting <e> I get the following menu.


thanks for your help but as I mentioned before that I am new to linux I dont know how to add string that is provided in the reply.

plese help me solve this problem.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:39 AM   #5
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Curiosity killed the cat, but how did you get the netbook? It standard comes with a recoveryCD and instructions.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 02:44 PM   #6
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Maria, there are instructions on the bottom of each screen. Go to the long line that starts with "kernel" and enter the string I mentioned in my first post (without the quotes!) at the end of the line.

I've edited my first post to make things a little more precise.

M.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 06:12 PM   #7
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nothing happens

even with adding that string in the line I got no result, the situation is the same.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 06:23 PM   #8
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Hello every1,

iam new to this site and am a new linux user
i got a question on how to install linux without touch my windows vista....
plzzz help me out to get me on linux

see ya
 
Old 10-14-2009, 09:03 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by da7i View Post
Hello every1,
iam new to this site and am a new linux user
i got a question on how to install linux without touch my windows vista....plzzz help me out to get me on linux
see ya
First, you should start a new thread so people don't get confused over who is talking to who.

Second, what is your computer? Laptop? Desktop? Who made it? What is the model number?

My favorite way to mess with a computer was to replace the hard drive. That way I could just put the old hard drive back in and not worry about anything.

Some new computers allow you to install Linux on a hard drive connected by the USB port, that is part of why we need to know what computer you have. Pay close attention to what you are doing and write stuff down, or you will be very sorry.

Be sure to try to find computer advice in your native language as well.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 11:53 PM   #10
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I'm asking again: how did you get this netbook? If it's brand new, take it back and insist on the installation media. If it's second hand, download another distribution like Ubuntu Netbook Remix or EasyPeasy, or download the original Linpus stuff, put it on a memory stick and install.
 
Old 10-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #11
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Maria,

After what I read, I have to agree with the previous poster - you may need to learn some stuff first (nothing at all like rocket sience), the you can a) get the machine to work and b) get the most out of it.

M.
 
Old 10-16-2009, 02:21 AM   #12
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i have an acerone which originally came with windows xp. I downloaded linpus lite for the acer one and installed. It worked fine but linpus no longer supports the acer version and their newer version (which was not very new) did not work some of the hardware. I now use puppy for the acerone which works very well and leaves most of your drive available for your personal files. you might want to check that out as it is available to install to flash drive or your ssd hard drive.
Good luck and enjoy what is a fine little machine.
 
  


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