[lubuntu-users] Lubuntu 16.04.1 LTS has been released! (Installing now on Acer Aspire 1 ZG5)

scrooyahoo at riseup.net scrooyahoo at riseup.net
Thu Jul 28 21:09:53 UTC 2016

Yeah those netbooks are a bit of a challenge to upgrade

I have tried it, but they are also a bit picky, i tried 3 RAM modules 
the i have laying around, only one got exepted and that one slowed the 
performance down.

Lucky that most screws are the same type...Only need to remember where 
the longer ones go.

Also a shame that the SSD's are fitted with those flex stips, very hard 
to find those on the cheap. (more expensive then the value of the whole 
machine) But those mini USB sticks might eventually be usable??

would be cool if there is a hack to fit something else on that 
flexcable, Or maybe do a net-boot thinclient terminal thing? But that's 
for someone else to play with...

But Lubuntu runs quiet nice on 512 MB if you don't let it multistask.

This will make a nice toy wit a bunch of simple games, Mayong, Tetris, 
Mines, etc.
Great as Lubuntu marketing tool. Just install a few things and place it 
somewhere where people have a coffee break.

They all will say: WOW, this is WAY more user friendly then W10!!

:-D So guys, thanks for making this possible!

don't let those netbooks collect dust, bring Lubuntu to the people, You 
might want to put it on a chain, Lubuntu on a netbook looks and feels 
like something brand new and expensive. Not everyone may be able to let 
it live in the wild.

PS to fix a Acer battery that refuses to charge, bend the battery 
charger pins a tiny bit. (less then a millimeter is enough) I may just 
give enough emergency power in case of a power outage.  You then have a 
terminal with UPS, on the very cheap and with a very powerful OS.

On 2016-07-28 19:35, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 28 July 2016 at 09:52,  <scrooyahoo at riseup.net> wrote:
>> I just booted 16.04.1 LiveUSB on a Acer Aspire 1 (ZG5) with 512 RAM 
>> and this
>> one works!  Now installing to it's tiny 8GB SSD
> Wow, that _is_ small!
> When I put Ubuntu Netbook Edition on a very resource-constrained Acer
> Aspire 1, I added an old, used 1GB DIMM -- that cost £5 -- and I later
> fitted an SD card in its permanent slot and put /home on there. This
> gave it /considerably/ more room to breathe for very little cost. The
> only problem is that removing the motherboard to fit the SO-DIMM is
> extremely fiddly and took 45min of work.

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