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Old 12-24-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
konstantin_
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Problem with booting new Acer Aspire E 15 with Linux Linpus


Hello there,

i just bought a new acer aspire with Linux Linpus installed. The problem is, that when i turn it on and it ask:

boot 1) Linux Linpus 3.4.46
2) create a bootable usb disc

when i select the first option it boots and says everything is fine,but "setting hostname localhost" failed and the process just repeats

Do you know what the problem might be?

Thanks in advance.

Konstantin
 
Old 12-24-2014, 03:57 PM   #2
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You will hear this advice quite frequently and for good reason.
1. Get rid of linpus. Remove it from your machine.
2. Have a look at the Download Linux item of the LinuxQuestions main menu.
3. Pick out one or more distros that you wish to try out and download the iso disk image file.
4. Burn a few bootable CD's or DVD's and stick with the one you like best.
Above all, get rid of Linpus ASAP.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:05 PM   #3
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The second post at the link below might be helpful if you got a DVD with the machine. I've never used Linpus and have read very little positive about it anywhere except the Linpus site itself. It's a modified version of Fedora.
 
Old 12-25-2014, 02:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for your quick responses!

But can you explain a little bit more detailed how could i remove it?
And actually should i remove it ( i really don't know how) before installing another OS or it is that simple: I write the new fedora/ubuntu/another OS on a DVD, boot it, and delete everything on the computer?

Please, excuse the dumb question...

I'm looking forward to your reply
Thank you.
 
Old 12-25-2014, 03:49 AM   #5
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Ok, first you need to get hold of a bootable CD, DVD or USB stick. You can make them yourself or if you know someone with a functioning computer then they can help you do this. These iso images can be downloaded at no charge but if you lack the resources and want to get one on-line then you may have to pay a small charge for the cost of the DVD disk and the postage. Once you have the bootable device you put it in your DVD drive (or usb port) and reboot your computer. If you have set your bios configuration to boot first off an external device if one is present then you are all set and the computer should boot from your disk. You can then have the option of just trying out the new system or actually installing it permanently. If you decide you want to install it then it will give you the option of removing the existing Linpus system. So you don't need to remove Linpus first.
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Old 12-25-2014, 08:54 AM   #6
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I see I forgot to post a link (again) which is below, might help.

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...-gateway-ne56r

You don't need to 'remove' Linpus as formatting the disk partition and installing another system will take care of that. If you want to use Fedora, the link below to the Fedora site explains it in excruciating detail. The second link is a little shorter with some images. If you burn to a CD/DVD rather than putting it on a flash drive, make sure you select the option to 'burn as an image' or it won't be bootable. Don't copy it as you would data.

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...llation_Guide/

http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Fedora

If you are interested in checking out other Linux distributions, go to the link below and scroll down the page until you see 'Page Hit Ranking' on the right of the screen. It is a listing of some of the more popular versions of Linux and has links to their respective pages.

http://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 12-25-2014, 01:18 PM   #7
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the computer is good
it is just the manufacture decided to put
" the #1 WORST operating system in the WORLD " on it


you might have read about Comcast and Att&T flip flopping every year for the WORST customer satisfaction
Limpus Light is the #1 worst for Operating systems

The good news is as stated above
it is rather easy to LEARN how to install a new operating system

and learning new things IS FUN


some people like LinuxMint
-- the long term support version
http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=23
-- user guides
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php

me i like RPM operating systems
-- there are two camps :
the RPM -- redhat camp
the DEB -- Debian camp

both are good , they just do things a bit different
OpenSUSE or as above Fedora
https://www.opensuse.org/en/

Last edited by John VV; 12-25-2014 at 01:21 PM.
 
Old 12-25-2014, 01:42 PM   #8
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The laptop you have is actually great as far as specs but whatever distro you choose should have support for EFI.
Debian, Ubuntu ,Fedora & CentOS have that support. I don't use a lot of other distros so I can't name others.
Whatever distro you choose should be able to boot in EFI mode.
Good luck!
 
Old 12-26-2014, 08:03 AM   #9
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Thank you all, guys.

After the holidays i'll tell asap if i made it

happy holidays and new year.
 
  


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