Hi, This is the first time I have to ask for help. Usually the answers I look for are somewhere around the internet.
As newbie to linux after using a Windows-Ubuntu duo for about a year I decided to switch, as I needed a new laptop anyway, I bought myself a new Acer Aspire 4755G-2432G75Mn notebook with a pre-installed Linux OS.
No problems except the OS was on a Live pre-installed CD as I found out after trying to follow the installation instructions. The 'Acers Users Manual' is on the computers desktop - out of my reach.
Following the steps in the setup poster: #1 Unpack #2 Input Battery #3 Connect adapter and plug in.
#4 Switch On. #5 Press Fn + F3 ( Wireless Connection ) No operating system = no conection. Plugged into Ethernet wont work - same reason.
After step #5 FN + F3 the screen shows black with lines of code scrolling down for ages until it comes up with this:
Linpus Linux LiveCD Edition v9.2 b110329av8
[root@localhost /]# _
Not knowing enough to finish the install or sign myself in as a user I am sad to say I'm the not so proud owner of a computer with a flashing cursor asking me something I am unable to answer.
Needless to say the last step #6 Follow onscreen instuctions to complete setup. Never happened.
I am using a Live Ubuntu 11.10 in the Acer with an ethernet connection to get on line, can save replies to a usb key.
Any help would be much appreciated thanks a lot, but please remember I am a very green newbie so please use little words. Cheers Donald. (KannyKiwi) email@example.com