View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hacking the disgo Net Browser 3000?

December 30th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Ok, so I purchased a disgo Net Browser 3000 for christmas.
It's small, lightweight, and handy for traveling round with. However it seems to suffer from a major flaw.

I want to be able to put a small linux OS. (I heard it runs Ubuntu quite nice) but I haven't found an article on the web describing how to run it on the computer.

When booting up the only key it asks me to press is F1 to update the system, This requires a password :confused: I have yet to obtain it or crack it..

Where would I find the password for the bios? or am I out of luck?
I tried F8 for safe mode, and F12 for booting from USB, nothing works, until I can get into it with F1.

How would I go about doing this? The computer only cost 65 pounds, which isn't bad, it's just slow and awkward to run WinCE.

Any work around?

Thanks :p

December 30th, 2010, 09:32 PM
If there's any possibility you can return this, do it.

This is an ARM based "netbook" (I use the term netbook loosely).

Buy a real netbook if that suits you (HP, Acer etc...). They will run Ubuntu quite nicely.

December 30th, 2010, 10:34 PM
I think that thing has only 64Mb RAM - so you'll struggle to get ubuntu on it - possibly using the minimal install CD and using fluxbox or something similar.

As the previous poster said - return it or hide it when your friends come round...!