View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu install on Acer ONE, how do I do it?

December 31st, 2008, 12:32 AM
I have an Acer One model AOA 150-1249, which came with Limpus Lite OS. The hardware on the Acer One is a 120 GiB HD and 512 MB of RAM. I have another 512 MB to install after I get Ubuntu installed.

I have tried to use a Kingston 2GB DataTraveler flash drive, a recently made CD-rom with the latest Ubuntu 8.10 ISO file. I also prepared the flash drive by using the System>Administration>Create a USB Startup Disk.

The Acer One, when F12 is pressed during startup recognizes the Kingston flash drive, but the Acer One then says there is not a bootable OS on the flash drive, then it boots to the Limpus OS.

OK, what am I doing incorrect? Maybe someone can provide some help on this.

I use U8.10 on both my desktop and laptop and whould like it on my netbook also. Especially since I have a hard drive on the Acer One instead of the SSD that is usually on an Acer One.

January 9th, 2009, 03:49 PM
This may help with the installation:

it contains a link to the bootable USB creation at:

i havent tried it... you also can look at

im not sure AOA 150-1249 is the model... may be some kind of model code, for this look in here:

hope it helps

January 10th, 2009, 04:44 PM
I was finally sucessful in makeing a working USB Flash drive that boots. I found one site a description that mentioned something about making UNetbootin executable, and I right clicked on UNetbootin and found the check box to do that. Then I as able to get the UNetbootin GUI on screen. From there it was a "a piece of cake" to complete the process.

I have noticed that a lot of these How-to sites often will not mention one small detail that keeps the reader from having success. I must have looked at 12+ different web pages on how to make a bootable USB drive, trying each one without success then only one provided enough info to get the job done.

AlbertoDAU Thanks for posting pack it is people like you that make the Linux community great.