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Old 05-10-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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Re: New Owner.... Aspire 120GB wont boot up

Postby drfhm Ľ Sun May 10, 2009 5:06 pm
i would also like info please as i removed xfice to get Gnome and Banshee to work , they were removed and installed it said but my screen went black and i just have the search bar at the top right and the taskbar at the bottom , all i can do now is use the internet but nothing on the machine , all my files are there i can find them but cant open anything as their now in grey not black type , all i get is error messages. if i could i would like to use another operating system other than linux lite as i miss the windows xp desktop im used to on my pc .When i bought the netbook I did manage to change it to firefox 3 add skype and the icon also plus vlc player hoping i dont have to do that again as i had real problems 1st time round.Dose anyone know if using the uban remix program will work and will it leave all my files in place , if i have to use anything from the old operating system to install it then im sunk . One last thing the alt f2 doesn't do anything at all .The odd thing is that i was using the package manager and only did what it told me to resolve dependencies and conflictin programs , said xfce was conflicting with gnome so remove it and it did .How was i to know it would have this effect , there should be some sort of safeguard .Thanking you in advance . Dave

acer aspire 1
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120 gb
linux lite *well it was this morning before i buggered it up
bought october 2008
no external drive just a memory stick 2gb i just bought
 
Old 05-10-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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Is there a question in there somewhere?
 
Old 05-11-2009, 01:24 AM   #3
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That’s a fair point , sorry I did seem to ramble a bit .The question I have is could anyone advise me on the best course of action to take now that I have the following situation.
I no longer have XFCE so I have only a black screen with search bar top right and the taskbar at the bottom . The search worked both for the internet and desktop . I would like an opinion as to whether or not I still have the Linux Lite operating system and how can I re enable it given that I cant type in any commands as I cant access the terminal of any part of the system other than search , F2 dosent do anything , I have tried downloading small irrelevant programs to test if that works, the download box appears and when downloads are completed a right click and open will show the box with all the sections of the download in but that’s all I can do , once I close any boxes I have no way to open them again .I have used search to find my files and they are all there but the only ones that will open are on the built in media player,PDF files etc wont .I don’t like Linux lite and would like to have windows of some sort installed if possible so I guess my second question should be where do I get it and can I install it with my netbook in the condition its in now . I have seen sites offering windows XP sp2 free download but im sure there has to be more to it than that .

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Old 05-11-2009, 01:55 AM   #4
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"Free" versions of XP are undoubtedly illegal copies and probably infected with malware. You may be able to get a pre-release version of Windows 7 from Microsoft to install on it. Wikipedia has some information about alternatives to the distribution that comes preinstalled on it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_Aspire_One. I don't know how to recover from the problem you are experiencing. Perhaps someone else here has more experience with it.
 
  


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