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starting problem
« on: December 22, 2012, 05:50:12 am »
i got a new acer aspire .....with linux linpus livecd edition ,,,,,,,,,,i am not able to even get started ...................if i switch on  it gives....................................[root@localhost /]# .....................and will be waiting for a commad or something ........please help me..............i have not even seen the desktop yet ..............
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Re: starting problem
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 10:44:23 am »
Hi akilmadupu, and welcome to the forum :)

OK, this probably isn't going to be what you want to hear but Linpus Lite 9.2 liveCD edition is seriously outdated and is no longer receiving any security or software updates .. so even if you managed to get the GUI desktop to work (which googling suggests nobody has worked out) it would be a royal pain to get any modern software to work.

So .. my advice would be to install a "real" Linux distribution such as (my favourite for a netbook) Peppermint 3:
http://peppermintos.com/

or if you have plenty of RAM .. Kubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support):
http://www.kubuntu.org/

Kubuntu is "prettier" but heavier on system resources, Peppermint is light and very fast (which is why I prefer it) .. if you decide to go for Kubuntu, my advice would be to get the 12.04 LTS release not the latest 12.10 release.

I can point you at a tutorial for installing Peppermint 3, but the instructions will be VERY similar for Kubuntu as they are both based on the same OS (Ubuntu 12.04)

Here's the Peppermint 3 Installation Tutorial:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10313.0

Unless your acer Aspire One is a AOA110 or AOA150 .. SKIP stages 8 and 10
ie. DO NOT do:-
Stage 8 - Fixing the right hand card reader
or
Stage 10 - fixing the CPU fan

We'll come to those later if they're necessary, and once we have the exact model of your Acer Aspire One ?

If you have any questions .. feel free to ask :)

What is the exact model of your Acer Aspire One ?
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