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Old 09-22-2015, 07:55 PM   #31
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W/O Ubuntu being installed to the HDD I don't think you will be able to install the driver.

Let us know if your able to get Ubuntu on the usb to boot.......
 
Old 09-22-2015, 08:25 PM   #32
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Yes:-

If that doesn't allow Ubuntu to boot remove nomodeset too if you haven't already.
I had already removed nomodeset and just removed quiet splash and got a bunch of scrolling msgs that didn't help as I have no clue as to what any of it means. After scrolling it ended up on done and just sat there. There is no menu to select fall-safe mode and none of the keys work like F4, F8. In fact I couldn't even reboot. Thanks for all the help, I am exhausted at this point and am seriously considering getting an Acer chrome book c720 and installing Ubuntu on it. Even though I am hating the word ACER right now, it seems the Acer chrome book with Chrome OS is more compatible! This laptop doesn't get a lot of heavy duty use so I think a chrome book with Ubuntu might be easier for me to handle. It just disgusts me that I can't use the OS I want on this blasted Acer Aspire! It might help if I had a handle on the lingo and a clue as to what I am doing!
 
Old 09-22-2015, 09:13 PM   #33
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I had already removed nomodeset and just removed quiet splash and got a bunch of scrolling msgs that didn't help as I have no clue as to what any of it means. After scrolling it ended up on done and just sat there. There is no menu to select fall-safe mode and none of the keys work like F4, F8. In fact I couldn't even reboot. Thanks for all the help, I am exhausted at this point and am seriously considering getting an Acer chrome book c720 and installing Ubuntu on it. Even though I am hating the word ACER right now, it seems the Acer chrome book with Chrome OS is more compatible! This laptop doesn't get a lot of heavy duty use so I think a chrome book with Ubuntu might be easier for me to handle. It just disgusts me that I can't use the OS I want on this blasted Acer Aspire! It might help if I had a handle on the lingo and a clue as to what I am doing!

W/o seeing those scrolling msgs I haven't a clue as to what is going on.

I'm really sorry katnapper57 that all you tried didn't work.

I gave your thread my best-

For what it's worth: I tried Mint, Ubuntu, Debian and Slackware on my Sony Vaio and those distro's would not boot. The only distributions that work on my Vaio is Fedora or CentOS.
 
Old 09-22-2015, 09:13 PM   #34
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175539583/

Well, someone else seems to handle the same situation pretty easily.
Newest Acer I had was a 5532 that ran linux just fine till I sold it for a couple hundred bucks with my Windows 7 restore disks with it.

I own a Acer C710 Chromebook and am a happy camper on it also.
But I do not run Linux on it as I have enough portable Linux gear
already.

Code:
$ inxi -M
Machine:   System: Intel product: Intel powered classmate PC v: 3rd Gen
           Mobo: QCI model: Intel powered classmate PC v: 3rd Gen
           Bios: Phoenix v: HP94510A.86A.0035.2009.0427.2020 date: 04/27/2009
harry@antix1:~
$ inxi -S
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 3.16.0-4-686-pae i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8+githubmod+20150914+fa3fdef
           Distro: antiX-15-beta1-V_386-full Killah P 16 March 2015
Oh well, Sometimes you are the windsheild. Sometimes the bug. Too bad you had to be the bug on this one.

Kudos to Ztcoracat and others that plugged away and tried to get you going. I am going to give credit where it is due after this post.
 
Old 09-22-2015, 09:28 PM   #35
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175539583/

Well, someone else seems to handle the same situation pretty easily.
Newest Acer I had was a 5532 that ran linux just fine till I sold it for a couple hundred bucks with my Windows 7 restore disks with it.

I own a Acer C710 Chromebook and am a happy camper on it also.
But I do not run Linux on it as I have enough portable Linux gear
already.

Code:
$ inxi -M
Machine:   System: Intel product: Intel powered classmate PC v: 3rd Gen
           Mobo: QCI model: Intel powered classmate PC v: 3rd Gen
           Bios: Phoenix v: HP94510A.86A.0035.2009.0427.2020 date: 04/27/2009
harry@antix1:~
$ inxi -S
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 3.16.0-4-686-pae i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8+githubmod+20150914+fa3fdef
           Distro: antiX-15-beta1-V_386-full Killah P 16 March 2015
Oh well, Sometimes you are the windsheild. Sometimes the bug. Too bad you had to be the bug on this one.

Kudos to Ztcoracat and others that plugged away and tried to get you going. I am going to give credit where it is due after this post.
Thanks rokytnji-
 
Old 09-22-2015, 09:37 PM   #36
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Just in case katnapper57 decides he would rather be a Slackware linux user on that Acer.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...sm-4175435119/

You are welcome. All of you bros on the road.
 
Old 03-02-2017, 04:58 PM   #37
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similar experience

My acer aspire e5-511 had exactly the same trouble booting ubuntu or mint as described by katnapper57. That was despite changing BIOS to legacy boot (rather than UEFI).

So, I ended up installing Zorin 9. It works out of the box whether 64 or 32bit version on my model. It's ubuntu based and a good distro. The only hardware issue was the backlight brightness (Keyboard Function buttons don't work for screen brightness).

Zorin 12 64bit also works on my model. It's the new Zorin version, though, so I'm dual-booting until I'm sure 12 is as stable as 9 on the Acer. At first it was not, but recent updates are improving performance. (The screen brightness buttons do work in 12, which is nice)

BTW Puppy Linux TahrPup 6.0 also works OOTB on my acer aspire. (Again, the only problem is backlight buttons do not work)

Hope that helps someone
 
  


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