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elainegl
October 19th, 2011, 04:08 AM
I have an Acer Aspire One netbook running XP that is dying a slow and painful death. I've tried all I can think of to recover it but don't think I ever got a recovery CD and can't get anything I've downloaded to work. What does work in my house is my new Macbook. I've read on other forums that Ubuntu has been successfully installed onto a corrupted Acer netbook. My question...Can I use my Mac to create a bootable USB install stick of Ubuntu then use that USB stick in my Acer netbook? Or will the USB stick then only work in other Macs? Any other suggestions on how to save my netbook?

Thanks,
Elaine

youngunix
October 19th, 2011, 04:14 AM
as i've stated in other threads, use UNetbootin (it works with, Win, Linux, and Mac) to create a bootable USB drive, you can get it from here http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/. (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/)
it is best to format your usb drive as FAT32.

alexpotter
October 19th, 2011, 04:59 PM
I think you can use OS X's Disk Utility (/Applications/DiskUtility.app) to create a new FAT32/EXT4 partition on the USB and 'restore' the ISO to the USB. Ubuntu already has a bootloader I think so you just do that

Hope I could help