Problem installing on an Acer Aspire One
lproven at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 10:46:02 UTC 2012
On Jan 8, 2012 10:07 PM, "Scott" <sbennett86 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Liam Proven <lproven <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > I have an AOA110. It's the old one with 512MB RAM and an 8GB SSD (the
> > faster Samsung model.)
> > It runs Linpus. I'd like to replace this with something newer.
> > It will boot Ubuntu (well, Mint 9) off an /install/ on a USB stick, no
> > What it won't do is boot any live distro. I've tried Ubuntu 11.10,
> > Meego and ChromeOS. They just display the SYSLINUX message and then
> > freeze solid.
> > The BIOS is current, but I've updated it just in case.
> > There are few options to twiddle in this machine.
> > Anyone have any idea what's up?
> I have successfully installed several versions of Ubuntu and Chrome OS on
> AOA110 simply by making sure the SD card is not installed. When I
> doesn't work. I'm not sure what would cause this, except the boot loader
> getting confused by the presence of the SD card during installation.
> As a note, I have upgraded the RAM to 1.5GB. But I don't think that has
> anything to do with it.
Thanks. That is worth knowing. I do not have any SD cards, though.
In the end, I found that Precise worked, so it is now running that. It is a
little sluggish, especially compared to Linpus, which although limited,
/was/ very fast.
However, the machine can do a lot more now than it could before.
I could have put a 1GB Dimm inn instead of the 512MB one, & given how much
work fitting the 512 was, the shop even suggested it. But money is a major
issue, & half a gig was a fiver whereas a gig would have been £30 - six
times as much.
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