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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:18 AM   #46
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I suggest trying other distros till you find one that "likes" your computer.
Good choices are

Salix OS (slackware 13.1 based)
http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Home

many netbook users love ARCH linux and it's derivatives like ArchBang and CTKArchLive
http://archbang.org/

http://ctkarch.org/

the arch user repo (AUR) contains many custom kernels, apps etc for lappy's, etc and acer's
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.p...r&do_Search=Go

try many till one sticks
 
Old 03-26-2011, 08:23 AM   #47
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Did you installed on your HD using a CD, or via USB, or are you running from USB?
When I see the error messages, I think there is a problem with the cables from your HD/CD
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media test failure..check the cable
i can try it perfectly with the usb..works good as long as i dont use it from the hdd.
You can't boot the windows CD
If the laptop is still under warranty, go to the reseller.
If not, you could try to open it and check the cables.

Kind regards
 
Old 03-26-2011, 08:24 AM   #48
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hey thanx, im even considering opensuse, dunno what u think of it....wanna try linux for instance...looks better than windows...but its becoming way too complicated, dunno why :S
 
Old 03-26-2011, 08:28 AM   #49
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every distro is somewhat different so thats why I said try others...
best to load up your usb with as many as possible, maybe both live and install versions, or whatever, and testdrive them.

for example, my very old Toshiba 7000CT lappy will only run ArchBang very well, many won't even boot on it or can't get the graphics right.

anyway, if you want to install many livecd versions onto your usb its kinda easy and there are diverse ways to do it, some simple, some complicated.
it's your world wit Linux, so whatever you wanna do...

that's IF you don't have any hardware issues as repo mentioned....
 
Old 03-26-2011, 08:37 AM   #50
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Repo: my laptop is brand new, just got it yesterday night, less than 24 hours with it.....i installed the ubuntu os with my usb.....but i cant use it....dunno why....it was working perfectly with the linpus....
it reads the dvd perfectly but it simply wont let me work with ubuntu when booted from my hd....
 
Old 03-26-2011, 08:44 AM   #51
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When you installed from usb to the HD, did you get any error messages?
Do you have a CD with ubuntu?
What happens if you boot from the ubuntu CD?
Did you removed linpus during install?
Do you have a restore or install disk for linpus?

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:55 AM   #52
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i will answer to all ur questions in order.
1. no, no problem at all, it installed perfectly
2. i dont have an ubuntu cd, so i downloaded it and save it on a usb
3. yes, i removed the linpus
4. i have a restore cd that came with my laptop
 
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Then I would suggest to restore linpus using the restore CD, and go from there.
Let's hope it will boot the CD.

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Old 03-26-2011, 09:08 AM   #54
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hey guys after hours and hours of fightung with ubuntu its finally working.....thank you i like it so far kinda happy
 
Old 03-26-2011, 09:09 AM   #55
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hey guys after hours and hours of fightung with ubuntu its finally working.....thank you i like it so far kinda happy
Did you do anything special to get it working?

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Old 03-26-2011, 09:14 AM   #56
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i had to install it after i booted with the live ubuntu, from there i installed it...it was a problem with the video card i think now its updating, im happy with the way it looks
 
Old 03-26-2011, 10:06 AM   #57
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Hi,

Glad to hear that you like it. You'll find, after getting used to it, that you get addicted and want to learn more and more since everything is possible in Linux, no limits or 'corporate hidden' things that block you. You're in control. If you consider your problem solved (the installation on your laptop), please mark this thread as such using the Thread Tools. And don't hesitate to post any question/problem you might encounter. LQ users are always around.

Kind regards,

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Old 03-26-2011, 02:28 PM   #58
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After reading through quite a few posts, I have noticed that the OP failed to originally tell us that he was running a live CD and never installed, which we assumed. And yes, it was a minor problem with your video card

But glad to know you got it working!
 
Old 03-26-2011, 02:33 PM   #59
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I have noticed that the OP failed to originally tell us that he was running a live CD and never installed,
He did installed on HD:
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1. no, no problem at all, it installed perfectly
2. i dont have an ubuntu cd, so i downloaded it and save it on a usb
3. yes, i removed the linpus
4. i have a restore cd that came with my laptop
Kind regards
 
Old 03-26-2011, 02:50 PM   #60
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i had to install it after i booted with the live ubuntu, from there i installed it...it was a problem with the video card i think now its updating, im happy with the way it looks
Maybe my brain isn't working correctly right now?
 
  


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