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    [SOLVED] Re: Acer Aspire 5515

    Wow, I feel so stupid...*facepalm*

    Works like a pro now! :) Obviously I have a long way to go before becoming a Linux guru.;)

    Thanks so much for your help! This is one of the most responsive...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Acer Aspire 5515

    Unfortunately the USB did not work. I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on it. In the BIOS, I have the boot order as:

    USB CD/DVD ROM
    IDE0: WDC WD1600BEVT ( it goes longer, but I don't think the rest of...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Acer Aspire 5515

    I'll be sure to do that :)

    Thanks everyone for the input!
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't get any version of linux to install on a relatively new laptop?

    So there won't be some form of incompatibility of the newer software interacting with older computers? (Great news! :p)
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't get any version of linux to install on a relatively new laptop?

    I have used the disk on computers both newer and older, so I know it's not the disk.

    I'll try a LiveUSB, What distribution would you all recommend? I am thinking Xubuntu, but if there is...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't get any version of linux to install on a relatively new laptop?

    I can tell it tries to read the disk. The screen goes black and I see the white blinking "cursor" in the top left corner while the disk drive buzzes. But then it seems to give up and boot into...
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    [SOLVED] Acer Aspire 5515

    I still consider myself a "noob" at linux, although I have installed and made LiveCD's many,many,many times. So I was baffled when I tried to install Ubuntu (Along with Zorin, Xubuntu, Lubuntu,...
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