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Support => Netbooks => Topic started by: Toplap on July 24, 2019, 11:10:35 am

Title: Acer laptop for Linux dual boot
Post by: Toplap on July 24, 2019, 11:10:35 am
Hello to all.  Just joined,from Liverpool, a newbie and hopefully not too much of a burden.
Can anyone give me advice on whether the Acer Asire 7 i5 with GTX1050 is a good laptop to buy.  I intend to keep W10 and dual boot with Linux.  I will probably install Mint and try different distros in Virtual box.
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
Title: Re: Acer laptop for Linux dual boot
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on July 24, 2019, 01:27:48 pm
It would seem from this
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1078726/on-acer-aspire-7-a717-72g-ubuntu-cannot-be-installed
that Linux will install on the Aspire 7, but you'll need to use the 'nomodeset' kernel boot parameter.

BTW, welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: Acer laptop for Linux dual boot
Post by: Toplap on July 24, 2019, 11:17:06 pm
Thanks for the reply.  Have read link...don't understand it but will look into it.
While reading it on my old laptop it flashed off and I had to reopen the website.  I couldn't find my post because it was now marked as read.  I had to do a search to find it. Is there a link where I can find all of my posts?  I apologise in advance because I know this is probably obvious. Thanks.
Title: Re: Acer laptop for Linux dual boot
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on July 25, 2019, 10:34:00 pm
Yes,

a) click "Profile" at the top of any page on this forum, and select "Summary".

b) in the resulting page, on the left select "Show Posts".
Title: Re: Acer laptop for Linux dual boot
Post by: Toplap on July 26, 2019, 02:15:37 pm
Thanks again.
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