View Full Version : [ubuntu] Acer Aspire One 150 to UNR - Easy??

September 21st, 2009, 10:18 PM
I am a complete newbie to unix. My recent purchase of an Acer Aspire One 150 netbook is to aid my development using a linux operating system. It is all meant to be very easy, but my head is spinning with all the information available. All I want to do is to replace the linpus with unbuntu unr 9.04. Steps taken so far:

1) downloaded the image to windows xp workstation
2) downloaded unetbootin to create bootable Ubuntu Live USB drive from an ISO file
3) connect on 1GB usb stick to AAO and reboot and changed boot option to usb hdd

This is where the problem starts.

A grey screen is displayed with UNetbootin centred at the top and the word Default on the next line. The centre of the sceen displays "Press [Tab] to edit options and the automatic boot repeatedly counts down from 10 to 1.

Hit the tab and I get the following " /ubnkern initrd=/ubninit _ "

Is there something obviously wrong? What do I do?

September 22nd, 2009, 02:43 AM
there are a few options here based on what your willing to do.
A) you can install an iso reader in xp (poweriso,ultraiso) and mount the iso and isntall ubuntu via wubi which will give you the option to choose either ubuntu or windows at boot. then from inside ubuntu you can go thru system>admin> and usb creator...but since you are coming to ubuntu you can try it a few other ways...see links below...

1) http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/create-a-bootable-ubuntu-usb-flash-drive-the-easy-way/

2) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent
3) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=811397

i gave you extras just for future reference.
Welcom to Ubuntu