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Old 03-30-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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Problem recovering Linpus Lite on my Acer Aspire One.


Okay, I created a USB bootable recovery disk, which my laptop will boot from...unfortunately, it displays the installing screen but the progress bar doesn't even begin to move forward, and I've left my laptop on for around an hour just to check. Any help at all would really be apreciated, as I seem to have broken the D2D option on the laptop, and I want to get it up and working again. Cheers.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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(shamelessly bumping) Okay, well really I have new information. I have now tried both Puppy linux and Fedora 10 from the USB sticks and both boot/install fine, so I'm happy I know what I'm doing, I think it's the USB stick itself as people have said they have had problems with the SanDisk Cruzer before (I'm using a smaller, 1GB USB drive for both fedora 10 and puppy) so I'm going to buy a cheap 2GB stick and attempt to install linpus then, to remove the possibility that it's the media I'm using. Cheers
 
Old 03-31-2009, 09:39 AM   #3
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I'm surprised that with Puppy and Fedora Working that you want to go back to Linpus Lite..
 
Old 03-31-2009, 10:11 AM   #4
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I'm tempted to stick to fedora, it must be said. It's a little slow on the hardware, which is my only problem thusfar.
Any idea if the recovery partition will be reinstalled if i do install linpus?
 
Old 03-31-2009, 02:42 PM   #5
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That I do not know.. I know you can create a recovery USB Flash drive from the Recovery DVD.,.

For Fedora you could try a different Desktop, LXDE instead of Fedoras standard Gnome..
I run Debian with LXDE on my AAO, and think performance is pretty good for the hardware Specs.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 09:11 PM   #6
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That I do not know.. I know you can create a recovery USB Flash drive from the Recovery DVD.,.

For Fedora you could try a different Desktop, LXDE instead of Fedoras standard Gnome..
I run Debian with LXDE on my AAO, and think performance is pretty good for the hardware Specs.
cheers for that, another question though. How exactly do I install LXDE on Fedora? I did the whole yum groupinstall LXDE thing and all packages downloaded and installed, but I dont know how to set my default desktop as LXDE...any help would be fantastic.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 11:38 PM   #7
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or xfce desktop that is an install option on the fedora install dvd ( but NOT on the live cd)
see the fedora docs
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User_G...e_Xfce_Desktop
 
Old 04-03-2009, 12:35 AM   #8
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when you are on the gdm login screen you should be able to choose your session.. choose LXDE instead of Gnome. (LXDE is also 'lighter weight' than XFCE btw..)
 
Old 04-03-2009, 10:59 AM   #9
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Cheers, it's been a real help. Hopefully I'll continue to use these forums...though I doubt I'll be contributing for a while, steep learning curve despite my previous experience with computers.
 
Old 04-03-2009, 08:46 PM   #10
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Been there, can relate. Glad that info helped, stick around, this site is a great resource for learning. I know I've learned quite a bit in my time here.

Cheers !!
 
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Thought I'd post this in case anyone has the issues I had with an Aspire One. I came across this old thread trying to restore Linpus Lite on my kids' Aspire One after it "died" (I think it was accidentally unplugged while doing something.........)
I had the recovery dvd but what I found was I couldn't get the recovery program onto a usb stick using my desktop. It loaded up the recovery program okay but just kept looping and never found the usb stick. Tried different sticks/ports to no avail. Finally I tried it on my laptop and it worked fine. I hope this helps someone.
 
  


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