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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:

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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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. looks pretty cool as well.


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  Reply # 205714 7-Apr-2009 11:16
Send private message this post tells you how to create a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it

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