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Old 08-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #1
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Question new netbook with linpus linux lite v1.0.3E. how can upgrade with XP ?


hi all,

im one newbie heer and with linux also. bought acer aspire one with linux.
would like have windows xp too, because the cardgames, like solitaire, arachnid and bridge.
what is the best to do ?

thx peter
 
Old 08-21-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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welcome!!

That netbook is not intended as a general-purpose computer and has very limited storage. I doubt if you can set up both Linux and Windows in dual-boot on the internal flash memory.

Note that Acer will be releasing a Windows version which has more RAM, a hard drive, and costs more.

One thing to look into would be running Windows from an external USB hard drive.

PS: Enter "aspire one" into a Google search and you will find a lot of resources

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Old 08-21-2008, 02:56 PM   #3
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You said Linux but there are a lot of LInux distros
Most linux distros can be downloaded free of charge
DId you get you,re LInux distro too
IF not download a Linux distro of you,re choice first and burn it as iso image and test it
Installing Windows mean that you lost GRUB So you need the LINUX CD to repair GRUB
Most easy way install Windows XP first and than LINUX , but Linux and WIndows use a different file system
We must format a part of hard drive in NTFS the normal file system XP
If you need more info post again
 
Old 08-21-2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:08 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronlau9 View Post
You said Linux but there are a lot of LInux distros
Most linux distros can be downloaded free of charge
DId you get you,re LInux distro too
IF not download a Linux distro of you,re choice first and burn it as iso image and test it
Installing Windows mean that you lost GRUB So you need the LINUX CD to repair GRUB
Most easy way install Windows XP first and than LINUX , but Linux and WIndows use a different file system
We must format a part of hard drive in NTFS the normal file system XP
If you need more info post again
The Aspire One is preloaded with Linux. It has only a flash drive (no hard disk) and it surely does not have room for Linux AND Windows.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 11:05 PM   #6
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well you might be able to put "damn small linux" and "win 98" on that sub compact laptop
 
Old 08-22-2008, 07:55 AM   #7
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well you might be able to put "damn small linux" and "win 98" on that sub compact laptop
All on 8GB of flash memory? And still have room for data?

Note that the Windows version comes with a 120GB hard drive. The Acer site implies that this drive is an option---I wonder if you can install one into the Linux version???
 
Old 10-29-2008, 01:49 AM   #8
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Lightbulb Upgrading Aspire One from Linux to Windows XP

For anyone who desire to upgrading Aspire One from Linux to Windows XP should read this article: http://paparadit.blogspot.com/2008/1...-linux-to.html

Cheers...
 
  


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