I’ve been happy with my Acer Aspire One and Linpus Lite for the last 6 weeks or so; apart from the failure to get VPN to work. But I want to do more with it; so I decided to repartion and install Ubuntu NetBook Remix.
But before doing the repartition I made a backup of my setup then reinstalled Linpus Lite from a recovery USB. I made this with instruction from macles* . I updated the system and installed Firefox 3 for no reason other than it ‘needs’ to be done.
I then downloaded the Ubuntu Netbook Remix image from Ubuntu; wrote it to a USB using ‘dd’ and rebooted. This part failed spectacularly because of “ERROR 17”. I don’t know what the error was but the machine halted and then when I turned it off and on again, it wouldn’t even boot to the BIOS! The power button failed to work and I had to take the battery off to turn it off. Luckily the BIOS can be reflashed from a USB stick so I did this using some instructions again from macles*. This worked very quickly.
Once my machine was up and running again I installed the image to the USB stick using UNETBOOTIN instead. It has a couple of dependencies, namely;
sudo yum install mtools p7zip-plugins
UNetBootIn wrote the ‘Floppy’ img to the mounted USB and a reboot actually worked and booted the Ubuntu Installer. I should point out that I used a different USB stick formatted to FAT32. I think the other stick that failed was formatted for the old Linpus Recovery that I’d just done before I used ‘dd’ so that might have been the problem.