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Need Support for Acer emachine e520-2496 Linpus Linux

I am a first time user on Linux and Know nothing about it, that is why I buy this Laptop, at ecost but can't find any tech support, what cmd do i use to go to CD rom? and what drive? (like on PC just type D: and then dir) this computer comes with out operating system like windows, when boot-up it look like in DOS mode in PC,hope some one can piont me where to get a user guide for this Laptop. or get a book to help me start, Thanks for all the gourp that can help.

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  • mspanther0 Mar 06, 2009

    does your laptop say anywhere Linpus Linux? Ours does and we have been able to get far enough that it is asking root@localhost/# and we can get no further. I tried booting it with the CD in but still get the same thing. We also got ours from ecost. I think something we needed to finish the boot tup is missing .


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I bought one 5 months ago. The e520-2496 has no pre-installed software hence the low price. my included dvd didn't do anything either. I bought a Linux Fedora 10 installation DVD from for 5 bucks. this made it very easy the dvd was recognized immediately and has self expanatory instructions. Or go to and download it for free and burn it to a dvd. If you hold down the Ctrl key with the DVD in it should load it. Or check but it is no help. I eventually installed linpus desktop from thier website and have a dual boot with Linpus and Fedora 10. The Linpus is no good with no wi-fi or support I do not recommend it. The Fedora 10 has excellent wi-fi and tons of support, forums, and updates. Or gooogle "linux OS" and choose from dozens of free or cheap Linux systems. If you go with Fedora 10 just make sure you buy a 64 bit version. The e520 has a 64 bit celeron M processor. P.S. don't mess around when your in root if you don't know what your doing and, always type in "exit" when done. I am new to this also but learning fast. hope this helps.

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