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

Bruce Beardall bruce72 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 17:24:33 GMT 2009

UNetbootin works fine but if you're able to run Ubuntu elsewhere, go to
System/Administration/Create a USB startup disk - with that you'll need a
USB memory stick of at least 1 Gig and a linux ISO image. Once done, reboot
(change bios if needed and from that point on it's just like using a live
boot cd). I got my Aspire One from Amazon with the 1 gig ram pre-installed
(120 HDD) for £210 and I've never looked back. The tweaking link on the
Ubuntu Community site that most have listed gives you everything you need.
Frankly, I don't see why Acer are wasting their time with Linpus when having
Ubuntu out of the box would put them leagues ahead of all other netbook
manufacturers. The hardware is superb, if they just stopped playing around
and installed a decent distro, it would be a 5 star machine.

2009/2/2 Robert Longstaff <dreamfish at dreamfish.org.uk>

> > 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.
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