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Old 12-04-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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Linux Limpus - How To Install New OS


I have recently bought an Acer Aspire 4250 while on holiday to Thailand. The guy said it came with "no program" I assumed he meant os, I thought it wouldn't be a problem as I have the disc in the house, but anyway, to get to the point....

I learned this limpus thing has no gui and is more or completely useless for someone like me who doesn't know how to use it.

What I need to do is install my vista but when I pop in the disc it does nothing, on all my other laptops I have placed in the disc, pressed anykey to boot and off it went. This is differen't, I put the disc in, nothing happens, i restart it with disc and when it loads still nothing happens....

HELP ME!!! What do i need to do to boot from my disc???
 
Old 12-04-2007, 01:03 PM   #2
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Modify parameters in the bios to boot first from CD and then from harddisk
 
Old 12-04-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
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Modify parameters in the bios to boot first from CD and then from harddisk
Thanks very much mate. I was playing about in there earlier but scared to touch anything, didn't want to kill the machine before using it haha everything is going now
 
Old 12-04-2007, 01:17 PM   #4
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Thanks very much mate. I was playing about in there earlier but scared to touch anything, didn't want to kill the machine before using it haha everything is going now
Vista will kill it anyway ;p

Yep, you are in a linux forum and you mentionned the OS that is not allowed to be mentionned

Why not trying a LiveCD of Linux (which do not install anything)?

Just an advice...
 
  


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