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Topic # 31854 1-Apr-2009 20:19
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Mate of mine is about to purchase a Acer Aspire One and wants to install Ubuntu on it.  It ships with XP Home, how do you get Ubuntu on it?  I assume you load it on with a flash drive with some settings preloaded on it?

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  Reply # 204786 1-Apr-2009 20:56
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Linux4one would be a good option. It is here: http://www.linux4one.it/


I haven't tried it on mine as XP goes OK. The best thing I downloaded for mine was google chrome and uninstalled a lot of the bundled software that came with the one.


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  Reply # 204824 2-Apr-2009 00:00
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If you have an existing Ubuntu install you can create a live image for a USB thumb drive and install off that ("System" -> "Administration" -> "Create a USB startup disk"), or you could boot off an Ubuntu liveCD and create one from that.

I installed Ubuntu about 6 months ago on an Aspire One (not mine), from what I remember everything worked out of the box except the wireless. There's a full guide on what works and how to get the broken stuff working on the wiki here

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  Reply # 204838 2-Apr-2009 08:57
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hi,

i recently put ubuntu on a machine at home. I got vista which turned out near impossible to partition.
so to get around this

 i got a copy of ubuntu on a disc. then ran WUBI installer. You just choose how big youd like the UBUNTU partition to be. When you boot up youre given a choice of windows or ubuntu. couldnt be simpler to install or use. And of course if you ever need windows you have it there.

prestomypc.com looks pretty cool as well.

choice

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  Reply # 205714 7-Apr-2009 11:16
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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=46&TopicId=31009 this post tells you how to create a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it

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