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Old 09-22-2011, 07:11 AM   #16
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Re other Distros:-

What do you want to do with it?

Debian is good, it doesn't need to be geeky, it will 'just work'. A standard installation will give you the Gnome desktop environment, takes up about 3.7gb, & has just about everything an average user would want.

DamnSmallLinux is a very small distro (50mb) that will even run from ram (256mb min), can be installed 'frugally', which means it runs the same as it runs from cd/usb stick. Drawback is that it uses very small footprint, lightweight programs, but it can add in others as it runs.

Knoppix (cd version) should also work with 512mb ram, as long as you don't open lots of programs all at the same time. This can be put onto usb pendrives or hard disc, (probably takes up around 1.5~2gb).
 
Old 09-22-2011, 08:00 AM   #17
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Really, your best bet is to Google Ubuntu (for example) install acer aspire one. You'll get quite a few hits for how-tos etc.

As others have mentioned, it'd probably be worth going for the LXDE version, i.e. Lubuntu. Or perhaps PeppermintOS might be worth a look.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 09:50 AM   #18
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What do you want to do with it?
I use it for using the internet (eg emails, facebook etc) and managing files from my external HDD to my phone like music and things to save messing about with booting up the desktop pure lazy i know.

I know I have posted about this before but if I use the recovery flash drive on it will it restore it to like it was when it came out the box i.e setting user name and password etc


One Again thank you for all your help guys don't know what I'd do without ya :P
 
Old 09-22-2011, 10:01 AM   #19
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I have just been looking around on google at guides on how to install a new Linux os and it looks really confusing as i only have a wireless connection and thats only a tether from my android 2.1 phone so will i still be able to change the os as this linpus lite is getting really boring
 
Old 09-22-2011, 10:23 AM   #20
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Re your only connection.

Do you have somebody who can download a cd.iso for you?

They would need to burn it to a cdrom/cd-rw disc, use this disc to create a usb version, so that you could install from the pendrive.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 11:40 AM   #21
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Complete newbie to linux and really confused

Hi,
I,m running ubuntu 10.04.3 on an 8GB usb stick as a live OS with "persistence" and I'm only using 4GB of the stick , the other 4GB is extra space under /media if I get a bit full .
all the best
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:54 AM   #22
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Re your only connection.

Do you have somebody who can download a cd.iso for you?

They would need to burn it to a cdrom/cd-rw disc, use this disc to create a usb version, so that you could install from the pendrive.
Indeed I have someone to download the iso for me she is doing it now for me, although trying to explain to the misses what its for is like talking to a brick wall haha.

But i have found a way to make the iso onto a usb stick to boot from so i can see how fast it would run, i a correct in saying i can do this?

I am going to try ubuntu netbook remix on it first to see how that performs
 
Old 09-22-2011, 02:50 PM   #23
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I'm pretty sure you need to boot into the live cd to get to the option to create the usb stick; which you then try as a live system before using it to install to your machine.
 
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I'm pretty sure you need to boot into the live cd to get to the option to create the usb stick; which you then try as a live system before using it to install to your machine.
i dont know but i found this on the ubuntu download page

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

click create memory stick and thats what im going to try
 
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O.K.; you're going to use Ubuntu to get your usb stick. I don't use it so I can't comment on how they do it, I thought you were talking about Knoppix, which I do know a little bit about.

Regardless of distro you choose, yes, you should be able to get a good idea of it's suitability for you by booting the usb stick in live mode.

Good luck, & I hope it works out.
 
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O.K.; you're going to use Ubuntu to get your usb stick. I don't use it so I can't comment on how they do it, I thought you were talking about Knoppix, which I do know a little bit about.

Regardless of distro you choose, yes, you should be able to get a good idea of it's suitability for you by booting the usb stick in live mode.

Good luck, & I hope it works out.
Thanks for the help

also i dont know the root password for this linpus lite will this be a problem for installing new distros?

Thank you to everyone on the thread
 
Old 09-22-2011, 05:33 PM   #27
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Not knowing the root password will not be a problem if you want to install a new distro to your SSD. It should also be possible to boot off a live USB Flash drive and reset the Linpus root password (if you want to keep Linpus, which I strongly advise against).

I've got the AOA150 version of the ZG5; 1GB RAM/120GB HDD instead of 512MB RAM/8GB SSD as on your AOA110. My system multiboots Fedora and Ubuntu, both with LXDE desktops. Unlike Fedora, which just worked, Ubuntu used to require a small tweak to make it recognize cards inserted into the slots after booting; not sure if that's still necessary. Also, unlike Linpus, no other distro that I'm aware of will use an SD card in the left slot as a seemless extension of the SSD; rather, an SD card (in either slot) will be treated as a separate filesystem.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #28
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After reading another post, I downloaded the Fuduntu live CD and installed it in a virtual system. It's intended for use on small systems, and worked fine for me. (Although I did give it a couple of GB RAM and a 32 GB drive, so my virtual system doesn't match you system requirements.)

The distribution is, essentially, Fedora 14 with some "Ubuntu" code added to make the user experience "smoother."
 
Old 09-22-2011, 08:04 PM   #29
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But i have found a way to make the iso onto a usb stick to boot from so i can see how fast it would run, i a correct in saying i can do this?
Not exactly! my experience with most LiveCD's or live usb running on this machine is that it runs a lot slower than it does once installed. Puppy Linux is the one exception because it loads entirely into ram. But puppy used to crash if I tried watching a movie when I only had 512M ram.
 
Old 09-23-2011, 05:56 AM   #30
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Not exactly! my experience with most LiveCD's or live usb running on this machine is that it runs a lot slower than it does once installed. Puppy Linux is the one exception because it loads entirely into ram. But puppy used to crash if I tried watching a movie when I only had 512M ram.

So basically if i booted it off a flash drive and it runs a little laggy, there is a slight chance if i install it it wont lag?

Got the GF to download 2 os's For me im gonna try ubuntu 9.04 netbook remix and peppermintos

hopefully ill like one of these 2
 
  


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