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12 happy years of experience with DEBIAN starting from version 5 Sid until the recent 8.3 Jessie.
Before that done 6 years of system administration including a SCO UNIX Server and a couple of Windows Servers and dozens of workstations. The largest system was nearly 100 PC's, devices etc. at 3 locations with LAN and VPN's, Firewall and Phone via landline and VoIP.

I like to experiment and then share the experience. With sharing I may post silly stuff and get corrected - the way to learn something from anybody.

Have fun, insight and maybe share your knowledge with me.
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Debian 8.2 on ACER E1-532

Posted 12-18-2015 at 04:49 PM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-23-2015 at 11:28 AM by error_401

Debian 8.2 "Jessie" on ACER Aspire E1-532

Again a new laptop with Debian 8 with KDE
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Just bought the latest from ACER:

ACER Aspire E1-532

Nice laptop. Nice large screen, keyboard with num block, touchpad. Intel processor and 4 GB of RAM.
500 GB HDD.

Will be the x-mas gift for a godchild of ours. So first tried to make a decent...
LQ Newbie
Views 2483 Comments 1 error_401 is offline
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Debian 8 on ACER Aspire E15 - E5-573

Posted 09-09-2015 at 04:29 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 05:19 PM by error_401 (Update)

A new laptop with Debian 8 with KDE
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Just bought the latest from ACER an

ACER Aspire E15 E5-573-74BW

Nice laptop. Nice large screen, keyboard with num block, touchpad. Intel i7 processor and 8 GB of RAM.
1 TB HDD.

PREPARATION TO INSTALL LINUX
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It took longest...
LQ Newbie
Views 6095 Comments 2 error_401 is offline
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Major disk trouble DRDY ERR and UNC error

Posted 11-07-2012 at 10:08 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 05:23 PM by error_401

Just happened:

Got a nasty error on my laptop running Debian Squeeze. Unable to boot further than initramfs with errors preventing the file system from mounting.

Nasty bugger. Seems to be a bad sector on my HDD. Causes several attempts to read and finally fails with
DRDY ERR and subsequent UNC error triggering the errors:
unable to mount rootfs etc.

Now trying with the installer CD-ROM in recovery mode. A bit nasty as I have unsaved data...
LQ Newbie
Views 4334 Comments 0 error_401 is offline
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ACER Aspire One A150 running dual boot Linux and WIN XP now

Posted 06-19-2012 at 10:47 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 05:24 PM by error_401 (New Information)

Updated: see at end of article


Had some time to fiddle with my netbook lately.

As I use it only for work abroad to connect to the internet and listen to music it was not a priority to change the OS on that one too. And sometimes it comes in handy to have a native Windows System running somewhere.

So I decided on setting up LINUX Debian 6.0 Squeeze to dual boot with Windows XP SP3.

First I had to generate a bootable USB stick following...
LQ Newbie
Views 1450 Comments 0 error_401 is offline
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Old laptops love Linux - new ones as well

Posted 04-09-2012 at 10:46 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 09-24-2017 at 04:12 AM by error_401 (updated information)
Tags laptop, linux

I'm using Linux on more than a dozen (previously 2) own laptops and have installations running on 6 (previously 3) others.

One is a 7 year old siemens-nixdorf laptop used by a retired person for internet e-mail and a bit of card games. He loves it for the speed and ease of use. Especially the order of the programs in the very simple groups such as "Internet" "Multimedia" etc.

One is a 5 year old Toshiba. It came to me with a very ugly virus, trojan,...
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