[SOLVED] Linpux Linus on Brand new Laptop doesn't Boots
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My New ACER E5- 571 with Linpus Linux just got delivered and when I switched it on, it does not boot and shows some error.
neither does it boots from the optical drive.
Here is the picture of Failure. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...46467195_n.jpg
What do you think it could be, is it the problem with the HDD?
Before delivered to you the bumps it got might have damaged HDD. But you post that optical drive doesn't works too, but have you changed boot sequence to optical drive. So, better a replacement or service should be done.
linpus is always delivered with an installation dvd, before claiming to the vendor, put the installation dvd into the dvd burner and reinstall all.
and advice when you get more experienced you could move to fedora
As John VV suggests, do NOT mess about with it otherwise the seller will try to avoid responsibility for its failure to boot correctly.
Fully agree to that. You should not alter anything unless you are sure the device is ok.
The safest way would be to return it to the vendor for replacement.
If for whatever reason you would like to avoid that you could boot a live system and run some tests with smartmontools etc...
I would only do this if you feel confident enough with this approach though. If you can convince yourself that the hardware is ok trying to install another OS is probably the best subsequent step.
I don't think Linpus Linux was ever meant to actually be used by anyone. It basically just means you can buy a machine without Windows on it, which I think is a good thing. The last ones I saw had free dos on them, which is pretty much just as useless for the average user.
But again I don't see this as being a bad thing. We should rather be grateful for the non-presence of windows on such devices (which allows avoiding to pay for a product you don't want).
Thank you for the response guys..
After nothing seemed to work, I thought to give Cnt+Alt+Del a try..
and Voila, it did work.
While the Bloddy Linpus was loading I pressed these 3 magical keys and it gave me an option to boot from the Optical Drive.