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Old 03-26-2011, 05:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy help to delete Linpus linux on an acer aspire 5741z


Good morning,

I just got a new acer aspire 5741z as a bday gift, but it has the linpus OS and i really find annoying the fact that i cant install programs or i dunno how to do it....its really fast really cool but i want to install all type of programs so i',m switching to windows 7.

Ive checked a few pages trying to find the proper way to get rid off this os but im too dumb to do it, i really need ur help, could u be so nice to help this desperate guy??

thanx a lot
Alex
 
Old 03-26-2011, 05:56 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

These forums are for Linux / Unix related questions. Since you don't have a particular question (apart from how to remove it), you should turn to Windows forums instead. Just to show you that we Linux users are nice people I'll point you in the right direction.

Go to a computer shop, buy a Windows version of your choice, boot from that medium and install it on your harddisk.

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Old 03-26-2011, 05:57 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ
Take a look at
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-in...e-one-netbook/

Kind regards
 
Old 03-26-2011, 05:58 AM   #4
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Eric, since the OP posted in the linux forums, I have to try to do my magic....

Meridius27, how about you come to the good ol' dark side and install linux? There are plenty enough of tutorials on the web, and linux is so much better, safer, and stable than that Microsoft ****. So, you down to install?

Josh
 
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:03 AM   #5
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Eric, since the OP posted in the linux forums, I have to try to do my magic....

Meridius27, how about you come to the good ol' dark side and install linux? There are plenty enough of tutorials on the web, and linux is so much better, safer, and stable than that Microsoft ****. So, you down to install?

Josh
Hi Josh,

He already has a version of Linux (Linpus) installed, just doesn't know how to use it and only wants to know how to get rid of it to which answers have been posted. I hope your magic can motivate him. I'm game to assist in any way necessary to 'convert' a M$ adept to the wonderful world of OpenSource.

Kind regards,

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Old 03-26-2011, 06:05 AM   #6
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I can see that, I meant to say are you still down to install windows or not That is completely my fault for thinking too far ahead. But as far as converting - this is to the OP - You can always install a better, widely known and supported distro like Ubuntu that has everything that you want. We will be very willing to assist you in installing a different distro
 
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:06 AM   #7
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+1 to that.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 03-26-2011, 06:07 AM   #8
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thanx guys, ive tried to do a normal set up for windows 7 but its not working, i changed the bios to boot with the cd/dvd, tried with my windows 7 dvd and nothing....so i dunno how to install it.

Josh, so how to install linux then?? im guessing linpus is just like a joke...cause u cant do a lot of things with it....

thanx again and im sorry if i posted ths thread here, didnt mean to disturb you
 
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http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook

Here you go kind sir
 
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:12 AM   #10
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i changed the bios to boot with the cd/dvd, tried with my windows 7 dvd and nothing....so i dunno how to install it.
What do you mean by nothing?

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Old 03-26-2011, 06:15 AM   #11
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http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook

Here you go kind sir
Mine is not a netbook, its just a normal laptop with the linpus OS, so im guessing the instructions are the same right?
 
Old 03-26-2011, 06:17 AM   #12
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Hi,

If it's not a netbook (didn't check on the internet what type your computer is) then there's no need to go for the netbook version. You can go for the full version of Ubuntu, they have a download link on their homepage if I'm not mistaking.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 03-26-2011, 06:18 AM   #13
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Mine is not a netbook, its just a normal laptop with the linpus OS, so im guessing the instructions are the same right?
If you can boot from CD, you should be able to install windows.
Just boot from the CD.

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Old 03-26-2011, 06:21 AM   #14
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Mine is not a netbook, its just a normal laptop with the linpus OS, so im guessing the instructions are the same right?
In that case, you can use this one: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop
 
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I would suggest to reinstall windows, then download a live CD from ubuntu, and boot from it, it will run linux from the CD, no need to install on your HD, or install linux in a virtual machine.
So you can explore linux and see if you like it.
Later you can install linux to the HD, next to windows in a dual boot.

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