[ubuntu-uk] Buying a Acer Notebook.....

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Mon Feb 2 17:07:29 GMT 2009


On Mon, 2009-02-02 at 17:04 +0000, Robert Longstaff wrote:
> > I wondered if that was a good deal, also I wondered how easy it would be 
> > to install Ubuntu on it. As it doesnt have a dvd/cd player, would Ubuntu 
> > work on it, and how would I install it?
> 
> I have an Aspire One 150 and I'm very satisfied with it. I immediately
> wiped out Linpus and put generic Ubuntu Intrepid on it. After only
> a small amount of tweaking (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne
> is invaluable), nearly everything works perfectly.
> 
> The only bit that doesn't are the card slots for certain types of
> HD card, though I consider that minor. Otherwise the screen, wifi
> and webcam are all fine.
> 
> It's not brilliantly fast but not bad for a netbook. Admittedly, an
> extra 512Mb would be good but I gather it's something of a nightmare
> to install it - apparently you have to essentially dismantle the
> entire machine to do so!
> 
> The default battery only gives about 2h time, so I've ordered a larger
> one which should give up to 6h.
> 
> Finally, to install ubuntu, use the UNetbootin utlity
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNetbootin) to transfer the ISO onto a
> pen drive and boot from USB. Worked fine for me.
> 
> Anything else, just ask!
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Robert.
> 

You do have to dismantle it but it's not that hard as long as you take
your time and are methodical.  It's a really nice machine to dismantle
see the youtube videos
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