posted on Dec, 1 2005 @ 10:31 AM
I have an Acer Tarvelmate laptop 8104WLMi
. I was so excited to
put a Linux distro on it. I chose Ubuntu, because it is so popular, and supposed to be the most user friendly. Now, I am a total noob about Linux,
but I want
to learn. I pop the cd in, it freezes during instalation. Ok, I google and find out I need to boot with noacpi. Ok, cool, I can
install it now. Oops, it's still not booting. I google some more, and find out that Linux isn't really compatible with newer laptops.
Ok, I have a live cd to, that must be ok. Now I can't even boot into windows. Grub gives me an error 22. It looks like I'm going to have to format
my laptop to get windows back. I already tried a recovery and all of the other tricks.
I really want to try Linux, but there is no way it's getting near my AMD64 pc. I don't want to take the chance of having to format to erase it when
it is not compatible.
want to love Linux. I really
want to try Linux, but it just seems too risky.
Do I have to go on ebay and buy a cheap, old, laptop, so I can run Linux on it?
Maybe it will run fine on my desktop, but I really don't want to risk it. I have important stuff saved on there, and it's a pain to recover it all
from an OS who is supposed to make my life easier.