Feedback on the Acer Aspire One (D270- 1410)

Asked by Richard Kyle Hale on 2013-02-06

I tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 and the slightly newer version using the wubi installer, and i've used a couple flash drives to see if that would work(Both above 512 mb) and each time i get an error when booting into it. With the wubi installer everything is okay after the checks, it even shows a ubuntu loading icon, but then after that it shows a large list of loading certain things and stopping things. It stops after loading linux kernels. I have gotten ubuntu working on my HP desktop but it's an older version. I would really love to load ubuntu onto this netbook so that i don't have to wait like 7 years for firefox or chrome to load. :P

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Jeff Lane (bladernr) said : #1

The FAQ I've linked will point you to places where you can get some support, either paid technical support through Canonical, or free community support via the forums and askubuntu.

You mentioned you're doing this via Wubi. That kinda gets tricky because the wubi install creates a large file on your hard drive and installs the Ubuntu OS inside that file, rather than repartitioning your hard disk and doing a full native install.

If your hard disk is large enough it may be worth while to look at doing a side-by-side install instead of using wubi to do it that way.

Also, I'm not positive where exactly you're crashing, so this could be
FAQ #1945: “Where can I get help or technical support?”.

Jeff Lane (bladernr) said : #2

Grrr... hit the wrong key... what I was saying was:

Also, I'm not sure where you're crashing, so it could be that Wubi is crashing, or Ubuntu is crashing after the install. It's been a while since I've messed with a Wubi install, But I seem to recall that you run it in Windows, it creates the file for the filesystem, does the installation, writes the new boot info to the windows boot loader and then reboots the machine, which should then allow you to choose the Ubuntu install via the Windows boot loader.

A hang before that is a wubi issue, after that reboot is a problem with the kernel... usually, but not always, driver related. That said, someone on askubuntu or the forums with more recent Wubi experience could probably provide a better answer than I have here, but I hope that points you in the right direction.

Richard Kyle Hale (rkhale01) said : #3

Okay, i'll give it a try. Thanks for the help! :D

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