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Old 06-08-2011, 07:42 AM   #31
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Yes the video was quite clear,and yes I did follow step by step changing the boot sequence etc but no joy just did not work for me,just would not boot from the memory stick I may give it another try.

I recently had a crash on my pc it was a bad weekend, not a problem for me to restore windows for what seemed a similar problem with the netbook only difference was I knew what I was doing with windows,which for all it's faults I can live with.

I won't send it to Acer I will drop it in when I'm down that way If I cant get it working and the cost of restoring is worthwhile.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 08:20 AM   #32
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What procedure did you use to load the CD to memory stick?
 
Old 06-08-2011, 09:12 AM   #33
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Just try again... you could also try another USB stick.
 
Old 06-10-2011, 05:10 PM   #34
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What procedure did you use to load the CD to memory stick?
From my windows desktop DVD drive using my acer restore disc copied to the memory stick.
 
Old 06-10-2011, 05:31 PM   #35
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From my windows desktop DVD drive using my acer restore disc copied to the memory stick.
Why the acer restore disk?

Download a good Linux distro (such as Mint).
 
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:40 AM   #36
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I recently had a crash on my pc it was a bad weekend, not a problem for me to restore windows for what seemed a similar problem with the netbook only difference was I knew what I was doing with windows,which for all it's faults I can live with.
Take the cd/dvd reader out of your desktop and you're in the same situation as with your netbook
 
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:17 PM   #37
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Take the cd/dvd reader out of your desktop and you're in the same situation as with your netbook
No because a memory stick works with windows OK. http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons...-toons-006.gif

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Old 06-11-2011, 04:48 PM   #38
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No because a memory stick works with windows OK. http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons...-toons-006.gif
Do you mean that you can't figure out how to read/write to a USB drive in Linux?
 
Old 06-11-2011, 06:10 PM   #39
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I don't mind admitting I know know next to nothing about any version of linux, open source is completly alien to me, and I only bought the netbook with linux version on a friends recomendation as it had ssd, and his Acer has now the same problem. So linux is not for me and the laptop I'm about to buy will be a windows one or I may decide to go down the Mac route.

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Old 06-11-2011, 07:03 PM   #40
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OK, but why not try this?

http://unetbootin.net/
 
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #41
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Ok thanks, I will give it a go, as I would like to save the database of books on there if at all possible as my external drive disk had been corrupted with one of my books files on it.
 
Old 06-19-2011, 07:09 PM   #42
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Another question if you can help thanks.

I have managed to load on and bootup from a USB DRIVE Linux Mint on my Aspire One, it asks if I want to erase and use the entire if disk if I do will I have to download open office and a email provider etc from scratch or is it there on the Mint application.

The other option given is to install alongside other OS which on the partion is Fedora release 8(werewolf)would that be the original Linpus Lite OS which there are some files on there I would like to save if posible.

Sorry if I'm asking silly questions but I know very little about linux.
 
Old 06-19-2011, 08:25 PM   #43
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Another question if you can help thanks.

I have managed to load on and bootup from a USB DRIVE Linux Mint on my Aspire One, it asks if I want to erase and use the entire if disk if I do will I have to download open office and a email provider etc from scratch or is it there on the Mint application.

The other option given is to install alongside other OS which on the partion is Fedora release 8(werewolf)would that be the original Linpus Lite OS which there are some files on there I would like to save if posible.

Sorry if I'm asking silly questions but I know very little about linux.
You should probably use the "erase and use entire disk" option.

Mint comes with OpenOffice, but I'm not sure what an "email provider" is. Anyway, it's almost always not worthwhile to save applications from your previous distro.

If you have valuable data stored on it, MAKE A BACKUP before installing Mint! Because it will otherwise be lost forever. Just insert another USB drive (not the one you put Mint on), and copy your files. If you don't know how to do this, ask here.
 
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:08 PM   #44
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That is the problem,I had the black screen of death and could not access anything, and what I wanted to know was if I loaded both would I be able to retrieve the data from the old linpus lite OS then I could I suppose reinstall Mint to use the full disk which would wipe all.
 
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I wanted to know was if I loaded both would I be able to retrieve the data from the old linpus lite OS then I could I suppose reinstall Mint to use the full disk which would wipe all.
That would work.
 
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