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Old 04-23-2011, 07:49 AM   #1
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New to Linux. Trying to install Fedora on Acer Apire 3000. Removed Win os. Any tips ?

Downloaded Fedora 14 and made an image copy.
Trying to install it on a laptop acer aspire 3000 from which I removed all data.
I set the boot to cd but it does not seem to do much, as in I get the blue screen it seems to want to read the cd, the next time I try and it goes as far as mail settings failed, I think.
I tried to then boot from hd it does not find any os.
I have no experience in this but willing to learn.
Thank you
Old 04-23-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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How did you burn the .iso image? Did you follow one of these set of instructions?

The image must be burned correctly or it will not boot.

You will have to partition the disk. I would suggest you create a / ( root ) partition, this is where the system code goes. You should create a swap partition. The size depends on the memory on the system. Larger mem, smaller swap. You will also need a /home partition, this is where your stuff goes, things like pictures, music etc.

I'm sure Fedora has partitioning tools, so you do that during the install. Have a google look for a Fedora install howto, and do some reading before you install. It will save you time and frustration later.
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After you download
single click on iso
look on menu bar
click arrow next to burn
select burn image
Old 04-23-2011, 12:47 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums Luis!

Best advice I can give you is to reinstall Windows and set up a "dual boot" with Linux. This will allow you to switch back and forth as you are learning.

Moving along, a good first step is to make sure you meet the recommended hardware requirements for Fedora:

If not, you can try a distribution for older hardware, such as Puppy Linux.

Second step is to check your Fedora Live CD for errors:
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Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
Moving along, a good first step is to make sure you meet the recommended hardware requirements for Fedora:
I'm typing this response on an Acer Aspire 3000 (1.8 GHZ / 512 MB RAM) running Fedora 14. A word of advise though, download and install the XCFE Spin of Fedora 14. The default Fedora 14 (the one that comes with gnome) will install and run but it's sloooooow.

This machine runs like a dream with the XCFE version of F14, in fact it runs much smoother than XP does (I still dual boot this machine, as I do all my machines).
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Thank you to all. Will digest all your input.
Old 04-24-2011, 08:29 AM   #7
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You might also want to check out the Fedora 14 LXDE spin. It's even lighter weight (although not as full-featured) as the XFCE spin. FWIW, I used to run GNOME2 (and, of course, XFCE) just fine on my Averatec 3250 (1.6GHz Athlon XP-M, 512MB RAM) with a 1GB swap file.


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