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Old 10-12-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Can I Download an operating system for Acer Aspire one?


Hi I have just bought a new Acer Aspire One netbook, its operating system is Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.9.E. It comes with a recovery disc but as it has no CD drive I was wondering if it could be downloaded from somewhere and saved on an external hard drive or SD card. Its running beautifully but I have read up on how to add more programs and it looks so much more difficult than windows I am afraid to try without some sort of backup to fall back on

Thanks in advance

Dot
 
Old 10-12-2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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You could download a Live USB distro and use it to backup what's on your netbook to external or network storage. You could also search the Web for a script which lets you create a bootable USB disk out of the recovery CD on another computer. BTW, I don't know if it's any good, but OneLinux is a distro made specially for the Acer Aspire One series.

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Old 10-12-2008, 01:10 PM   #3
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A good place for information is the Aspire One Forum.

I believe you use the recovery CD on another computer to create a recovery system on a USB stick.
 
Old 10-12-2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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it is always a good idea to backup when you are doing something new and unfamiliar to you, so i advise you to do it by creating a recovery system on a usb stick.

Debian Development

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Old 10-26-2008, 02:17 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Hi I have just bought a new Acer Aspire One netbook, its operating system is Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.9.E. It comes with a recovery disc but as it has no CD drive I was wondering if it could be downloaded from somewhere and saved on an external hard drive or SD card. Its running beautifully but I have read up on how to add more programs and it looks so much more difficult than windows I am afraid to try without some sort of backup to fall back on

Thanks in advance

Dot
Check out this backup solution for the Aspire One. Works very well indeed.


http://aaobackup.blogspot.com/2008/1...-solution.html
 
Old 10-26-2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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use a free usb pendrive >2G that you dont mind totally wiping.

boot the install cd on your nommal comp, folow the instructions to make a usb boot drive

if you ever need to recdover the os just boot the one with the usb pen (F12 on boot screen)
 
Old 10-29-2008, 08:10 PM   #7
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use a free usb pendrive >2G that you dont mind totally wiping.

boot the install cd on your nommal comp, folow the instructions to make a usb boot drive

if you ever need to recdover the os just boot the one with the usb pen (F12 on boot screen)
Hi, i got an acer aspire one. When i was trying to change, keyboard/language settings using vi as editor, i made the changes, but at boot there was no more graphic interface. i got some strange error message "cannot load display". What is going wrong?
I tried to recover system using cd distributed with the machine, and an pen drive usb, but got no changes...
What can I do? By the way where is there a decent manual for Linpus and Acer Aspire one? coundn't get at linpus or Acer sites...
 
Old 10-30-2008, 06:33 AM   #8
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Linpus is based on fedora so the fedora docs will work just fine.

Acer Aspire One User Forum • View topic - READ ME - FOR NEW LINPUS LINUX USERS
http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/v....php?f=5&t=458

Fedora Solved — Fedora Unity Project
http://www.fedorasolved.org/

Main Page - FedoraProject
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Main_Page

FedoraForum.org
http://fedoraforum.org/

The Unofficial Fedora FAQ
http://www.fedorafaq.org/
 
Old 10-16-2009, 07:50 AM   #9
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O/S on Acer Aspire one

I have Linpus on my Acer Aspire One as well and I would like to change it to something better - I have no Linux experience and find it a pain to be honest.
I would like to put Ubunto (which I am told is the best???) but don't want to reformat the Acer and then find that the card readers or USB ports no longer work - especially the external cd drive. If that happens I have an expensive bit of junk. Not that it is very good to start with which is why I want to alter the O/S.

Please don't start on with "type xxxxx,mnxsku ry and install jhdsbjr b" because I won't have a clue about what you are saying. Not everyone is a Linux nut or expert some of us are starting at stage 1.

Harriet
 
Old 10-16-2009, 08:21 AM   #10
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Stage 1. nhef1...

It is difficult if not impossible to give you advice not requiring you to use commands at some point. At times, the best advice and advisor naturally uses a command line.

There are many linux distributions with many different graphical interfaces (GUI), while the functional commonality of linux lies at the level under the GUI, expressed and managed in text, with commands.

linux can be learned, but requires a reorienting of your expectation of how things work and what they are called. Here are some lessons.

http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/toc.html

http://www.linuxcommand.org/

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Old 10-16-2009, 08:28 AM   #11
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Work already done...

Not all full linux distributions work well on a netbook. One of our members has compiled a list.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...istros-761185/
 
Old 10-18-2009, 10:25 AM   #12
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For the total newbie to linux on a netbook i would certianly recommend ubuntu netbook remix.

the newest version (9.10) works directly out of the box

the current stable version (9.04) works if you install, plug in a network cable (you wont get wifi immidiatly) run the system updater and do a full update, reboot, possably run the updater again,. wifi should now work
 
Old 10-18-2009, 11:03 AM   #13
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the current stable version (9.04) works if you install, plug in a network cable (you wont get wifi immidiatly) run the system updater and do a full update, reboot, possably run the updater again,. wifi should now work
Current UNR9.04 works out-of-the-box; no cable connection required. I've never plugged a network cable in my Aspire One 110 and I'm currently typing this post on it. Maybe other models are different.
 
Old 10-18-2009, 03:27 PM   #14
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Kuki linux is made specifically for the Aspire One. It has a kernel that works better with the hardware than other distros.

http://www.kuki.me/

Kuki also makes .debs of their kernel aviable under their download page. You can use it with other Debian based distros like Ubuntu netbook remix.

http://www.kuki.me/2009/04/how-to-in...custom-kernel/

Last edited by CoffeeKing!!!; 10-18-2009 at 03:31 PM. Reason: additional info
 
Old 10-18-2009, 03:34 PM   #15
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Hey! I have a Acer Aspire One and am having lots of fun with Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix.

The two ways that I saw you could get a distribution is either through a USB Flash Drive, or through a CD (If you bought an external optical drive).

This site explains it best and is how I got my setup running:
http://www.ubuntu.com/GetUbuntu/download-netbook

Hope I helped!

leopard
 
  


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