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Old 01-20-2008, 12:07 PM   #16
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O.K., I, too, think I've got a solution to my problem. I noticed that the Fedora release notes said that the livecd-tools included a tool to copy the LiveCd boot information from the iso image to a USB stick so the stick would be bootable. That implied to me that the LiveCD (as magplumber had mentioned) could handle the USB and Serial drive problems, and that it was differently done by the Fedora install media.

So, since I didn't really need the drive I'd pulled from the laptop, I decided to wipe it and install a fresh Fedora from the LiveCD, setting it to boot from the USB drive. That seems to have worked.
Old 06-15-2008, 11:12 PM   #17
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This is magplumber again, and I would like to know if anyone knows of any other distros out there that work with the acer aspire 5520. Although I'm very happy with opensuse, I wonder if anyone has gotten any other distros to work with this laptop. I've finally gotten my machine to work, after a lot of work, but it was worth it. I'm very happy with linux over all.


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