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Acer Aspire and Linux

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  1. Shai Gar

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    GOD FUCKING DAMNIT!

    I'm trying to get my computer operational, and this stupid fucking thing won't let me install Ubuntu 7.10 onto an Acer Aspire M1610
    I need a new computer that'll accept linux. I've no damn idea why this network card isn't accepted.
     
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    haha wow thanks for the warning. I have a friend with an Acer and he's having some trouble with vista... lol I was considering offering to install Ubuntu for him. I feel like I dodged a bullet there now.
     
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    did you try turning it off and on again
     
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    I just got an Acer Aspire One for my 18th birthday! It was $240 USD on Newegg, and I'm currently installing Windows XP (from a USB drive).

    It's pretty awesome, except the SSD write speed is soooooo slow...............
     
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    I have an Acer Aspire 5920 running Vista SP1 and Wubi 8.x Ubuntu. Runs pretty good, recognized the WiFi card and
    video display on boot. At least this way I am not messing with the NTLDR/windows loader-I can just uninstall Wubi from within Windows-I can think of a few times I have pooched Linux and the Windows came tumbling down with it.
    Would be perfect if I could find a way to make WINE play nice with my favorite Windows toys.
     
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    Oh, and DSL and Puppy Linux, micro versions of linux-are hard drive installable with many drivers older computers need. Not sure if thats what is being asked about....
     
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    I FOUND YOUR PROBLEM! =d
     
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    I just fixed it! I found a software called ramdisk that lets you use RAM like a hard drive. As long as I use hibernate instead of shutting the netbook down, the files remain.
     
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    Shai Gar

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    I've not got an Asus, and It still won't install linux.
     
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    Haha, indeed you did. I've never liked acers myself either.
     
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