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Old 12-23-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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Acer Aspire One: Linux Linus Lite, instead of Windows XP

Hey there folks,
I've recently got an Acer Aspire One computer with Windows XP pre-installed (my father bought it to me as a present).

Is there any chance I can't Install Linux Linus Lite on it instead? I've heard there are distributions of the Aspire One with Linux Linus Lite installed instead of XP... Any guide of how would I do that?

If it's not possible, is there a way to install any other linux disribution?


Old 12-23-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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I am not familiar with 'Linux Linus Lite', however, many linux distributions will work on a variety of laptops.

If you'd like to get your feet wet, but your hands not too dirty, then I would recommend a Live Distro to see how things will run.

Ubuntu offers their distribution as a Live CD (you can boot off the CD and run many things without installing). That will give you an indication if a) linux is right for you, and b) if that laptop is 'widely' supported with Linux itself. If you like what that does, then you can use the Live CD and install it to your drive.

If there is space available (unallocated) then you could dual-boot XP and whatever linux/UNIX you choose.

If you wanted to really learn UNIX then I would say get yourself a copy of FreeBSD (or maybe slackware Linux) and see what you can do with it.

If you want to see how someone can really take a good thing (Linux) and screw it up, try any of the Red Hat stuff.
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If you want Linux Linpus Lite you can download it from their website..

For Assistance with the Acer Aspire One with Linpus lite your best bet would be the Aspire One forums

If you wish to install a different version of Linux on it Here are several options:
slackware 12.1
Mandriva 2009
Mandriva Mini

(I shrunk the windows partition using gparted, and then installed Debian as Dual boot on my Acer Aspire one)

Live CD Distro is a nice suggestion, but keep in mind the Acer Aspire One is a netbook that has NO internal optical drive. An external USB drive can be used, but the hardware in the netbook is rather new and needs a Very up to date kernel in order for everything to work properly.

Enjoy !!

Last edited by farslayer; 12-23-2008 at 12:56 PM.


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