[Nottingham] Problem installing Linux on Acer Aspire E15

Godfrey Nix godfrey at gnnix.co.uk
Fri Mar 13 13:35:18 UTC 2015

OK, so I have taken the plunge and selected the install option "wipe entire 
disk and reformat".

Woo, hoo!! I have Ubuntu  14.04 LTS  running.

Hmm, only one thing left now. When I select shutdown, Linux stops (last screen 
message is 'machine halted') but obviously being able to still see that 
message 5 minutes later means that the hardware is still powered on. I then 
have to press power button to turn off the power.

Still, daughter really likes the look of Ubuntu and thinks it is much better 
than Windows 8. (Not to detract from Ubuntu, but anything is better than 
Windows 8!)


On Friday, March 13, 2015 09:59:47 AM Barry Drake wrote:
> On 13/03/15 09:32, Godfrey Nix wrote:
> > But now, when I reboot machine it reports a faulty disk and goes into
> > automatic disk repair - this is Windows 8!!!>
> > Maybe I should just wipe disk entirely and forget about dual boot.
> Oh yes!  That's Windows normal behaviour!  If you really want dual boot,
> the only way seems to be to install Linux first, and then install
> Windows to a separate NTFS partition.  Windows recognises ext*
> partitions, but refuses to interact with them; thus, they are part of a
> 'faulty disk' which the user has to format.  That's why I run Windows
> (7) on a separate (pluggable) hard drive (usually less than once a year!)
> Thanks for reminding me of another reason why I never want to use a
> Microsoft product again!  My son bought me a copy of Jonathan Zittrain's
> 'The Future of the Internet' for my birthday.  It ought to be required
> reading for every computer user everywhere.  I'm sure you folk have all
> read it - I hadn't.  If you don't know the book, you can get it for free
> as a PDF from www.jz.org so I now have it on my ebook reader.
> Regards,		Barry.

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