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Old 03-13-2015, 05:19 AM   #1
shivamS
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Linpux Linus on Brand new Laptop doesn't Boots


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?
 
Old 03-13-2015, 10:41 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 03-13-2015, 05:12 PM   #3
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Linpus Linux , besides being the worst bit of garbage

you WILL want to REPLACE that operating system ASAP
mint or ubuntu are good alternatives

but

seeing as it got broken in transport
ship it back for a new one

but
almost everyone will hate trying to use "Linpus Linux "

basically you DO NOT install any new software or new programs

there are a few on the linpus site but ....
they consider that computer a toaster and you do not upgrade an appliance like a toaster
 
Old 03-14-2015, 03:08 AM   #4
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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

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Old 03-14-2015, 04:49 AM   #5
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linpus is always delivered with an installation dvd, before claiming to the vendor, put the installation dvd into the dvd burner and reinstall all.
I know one where the DVD contained manual, BIOS and software/drivers for Windows only. No linpus installation DVD.
 
Old 03-14-2015, 05:22 AM   #6
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shivamS,

As John VV suggests, do NOT mess about with it otherwise the seller will try to avoid responsibility for its failure to boot correctly.

Return it for either a full refund OR a new replacement that uses Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Zorin OS 9 or whatever.

Avoid Linpus like the plague!

Good luck.

***This thread is typical of many users with Linpus problems:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...st-4175443092/

Using the command

Code:
startx
is advised, which is fair enough, BUT I would still return this machine, just in case it has received any damage or it has an internal fault.

The moral of the story is don't use Linpus!!

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Old 03-14-2015, 10:44 PM   #7
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Looks like it just needs to be properly fsck'd...

Don't know dick about Linpus, but get a flash drive, pur Fedora on it, an install it. Voila.
 
Old 03-15-2015, 06:35 AM   #8
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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).
 
Old 03-16-2015, 02:08 AM   #9
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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.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 11:51 AM   #10
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shivamS,

Glad to hear that you got the Acer working.

I would still get rid of Linpus.

Get a decent Linux OS from here:

http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.co.uk...-contents.html

Extract from review below:

Quote:
But somehow, every release always manages to disappoint one way or the other.
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/03/09...te-2-1-review/
 
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