[Herts] Newbie help with Aspire One

Gerry Newnham gerrynuk at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Oct 13 14:49:36 UTC 2008

Thanks for your reply.
I had been tearing out what hair was left on my head as I am new to Linux and found the learning curve much steeper than I had expected.
I followed the instructions on http://www.dailycupoftech.com/2008/09/02/diy-acer-aspire-one-recovery-usb-device but when SelfImage wouldn't let me choose the USB drive I was stuck. I now realise that the problem was that the USB drive wasn't correctly formatted. Once I had reformatted the drive SelfImage worked properly and installed the correct files. 
So now I have managed to reinstall the operating system and everything is working OK again.
Thanks for your help.


--- On Mon, 13/10/08, ROBERTS, Mike <mike.roberts at astrium.eads.net> wrote:

From: ROBERTS, Mike <mike.roberts at astrium.eads.net>
Subject: Re: [Herts] Newbie help with Aspire One
To: gerrynuk at yahoo.co.uk, herts at mailman.lug.org.uk
Date: Monday, 13 October, 2008, 3:26 PM

Hi Gerry,

I am not 100% sure but I suspect that you might have to do more than
just copy the files / write an image to a memory stick to make it
bootable in linux.  Or at least to get Linux to boot from a memory
stick. Might be worth googling on how to make bootable linux memory

Other things to look at, and apologies if you have already... did you
check in the bios that the system is set to allow booting from usb? If
the system will allow boot from usb, and you have (or can beg borrow or
otherwise get hold of) an usb external cd drive, then I would suggest
burn the linpus image to a bootable cd and whack the usb cd drive on.


Mike 8-{>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: herts-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk 
> [mailto:herts-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk] On Behalf Of Gerry Newnham
> Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2008 3:52 PM
> To: herts at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Subject: [Herts] Newbie help with Aspire One
> Hi List,
> I have got myself into a real fix with my new Aspire One and 
> have messed up the operating system big time!
> I think the only solution is to reinstall Linpus so I 
> downloaded the image and have written it to a 4GB USB drive. 
> BUT - the Aspire won't boot from it. So now I don't know what to
> Any help gratefully received.
> Many thanks, 
> Gerry

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