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Old 05-05-2016, 02:24 PM   #1
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Cannot load Simplicity Linux to Acer Aspire


I'm a relative noob when it comes to Linux, but I've played around with enough distros to know what I like and don't like. I recently got an Acer Aspire from a friend and don't really care for all the bells and whistles that Windows crams into it. After digging through a bunch of netbook-friendly possibilities (Manjaro, Lubuntu, Peppermint, etc.), I'm really set on installing Simplicity Linux.

I loaded 16.04 (both Mini and Desktop versions) to a flash drive using netbootin, but neither one will load. Changed settings from UEFI to Legacy and at least got a little blue puppy logo, but then piles of code and error messages. What am I doing wrong, please let me know!

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Old 05-06-2016, 03:19 AM   #2
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What am I doing wrong, please let me know!
Hi Scott...

Welcome to the forum

It may not be anything you're doing wrong. I would first check the md5 checksum of your copy of Simplicity (the .iso you loaded your flash drives from) and make sure there are no problems there. If that checks out, please post the errors you are receiving.

Regards...

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Old 05-07-2016, 04:39 PM   #3
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you would need to be able to load at least some linux live session, to be able to post some output that will enable us to help you.
please see different tutorials on how to create a bootable usb media.
the first place to go is usually the website of the distro you are trying to boot.

also some more info about the machine. in the last decade, there's been many, many different acer aspires.
 
Old 05-09-2016, 10:30 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I reloaded an updated version of Simplicity Mini 16.04, ran a checksum and everything agreed with one another. Everything went smoothly. My next problem is figuring out how to connect to my Internet. Most distros simply have an icon or a popup telling me how to connect, but I'm not well versed on figuring out where my network is (I have it hidden). Any advice on finding it?

As for the machine, I'm using an Aspire V5-122P-0408.
 
Old 05-09-2016, 02:58 PM   #5
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i'm not sure i understand:
so you managed to load simplicity linux as a live session?
so your original problem is solved, and your next problem is "figuring out how to connect to my Internet"?
once again, i would refer you to the wiki or similar pages of the distro you have chosen.
 
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Thanks for the info. I reloaded an updated version of Simplicity Mini 16.04, ran a checksum and everything agreed with one another. Everything went smoothly. My next problem is figuring out how to connect to my Internet. Most distros simply have an icon or a popup telling me how to connect, but I'm not well versed on figuring out where my network is (I have it hidden). Any advice on finding it?

As for the machine, I'm using an Aspire V5-122P-0408.
Hi...

As ondoho mentioned, are you running Simplicity live or did you install it to your hard drive? You should be able to connect simply using an ethernet cable from your modem/router to your computer. If you wish to use a wireless connection instead, let's find out what your wireless adapter is and if the appropriate driver/firmware is installed. Please open a terminal and post the results of the commands below. If possible and to make it easier, you might want to use an ethernet connection at least initially to figure out if if your wireless adapter is working correctly...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
Code:
lsmod
Code:
iwconfig
Code:
rfkill list
Regards...

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