Registered to express my thanks to Mark for his excellent tutorial. Just finished the transformation of my AA1 from Linpus to Peppermint3 following the instructions, great result.
Battery removal solved my wireless problems
For information to others, my Intenso 8GB USB stick would not work with any combination of formatting or USB creator (USB FDD problem).
Changed to a Dane Elec 2GB and worked first time with LinuxLive USB Creator.
This may inspire me to put Ubuntu server on another spare laptop and have a go at setting up a webserver
Once again Mark, thanks for an excellent tutorial.