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I have three boot options starting winxp... 1. winxp 2. Ubuntu 3. Xandros Presto Linux nothing happens when power button pressed.. I have acer one...ao150

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I beleive you have dirty installation an your comp you have to install only one operating system while installing the operating system  format your hard drive completely and delete all partition and then continue installing the operating system

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How do i get to recovery mode for ubuntu?


  1. Switch on your computer.
  2. Wait until the BIOS has finished loading, or has almost finished. (During this time you will probably see a logo of your computer manufacturer.)
  3. Quickly press and hold the Shift key, which will bring up the GNU GRUB menu. (If you see the Ubuntu logo, you've missed the point where you can enter the GRUB menu.)
  4. Select the line which starts with "Advanced options".
  5. Select the line ending with "(recovery mode)", probably the second line, something like: Ubuntu GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.8.0-26-generic (recovery mode)
  6. Press Return and your machine will begin the boot process.
  7. After a few moments, your workstation should display a menu with a number of options. One of the options (you may need to scroll down to the bottom of the list) will be "Drop to root shell prompt". Press Return with this option highlighted.
  8. The root partition is mounted read-only. To mount it read/write, enter the command
    mount -o remount,rw /
  9. If you have /home, /boot, /tmp, or any other mount point on a separate partition, you can mount them with the command
    mount --all (This must be done following step 8 so that /etc/mtab is writable.) Alternatively, you could try selecting "Enable networking" in step 7, though this has been found to cause the system to hang (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/friendly-recovery/+bug/981792).
NOTE 1: If you have Ubuntu Quantal (12.10) or earlier, omit step 4 (the recovery mode menu items are displayed on the top-level menu).
NOTE 2: If you reboot, there is no need to hold the Shift key in step 3. The GNU GRUB menu will continue to be displayed automatically on each boot until a normal startup of Ubuntu completes. To configure GRUB so the menu is always displayed, even after a normal startup, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Setup.

Oct 16, 2013 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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How Do I Correct the Error and Recover an Acer Computer hard drive?


In order to correct the hard drive partitions so the recovery program will work, you can use a variety of tools listed below.

1) Active@ KillDisk - Use their free killdisk program to wipe the hard drive clean off all partitions.

2) Ubuntu or another Linux alternative bootdisk. Create a boot disk for the Ubuntu Live CD and boot the computer from it. During the boot process it will ask to "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer". This is the option you want. Once Ubuntu loads, find the partition editor program under the System, Administration menu..

To delete a partition, right click on the partition that you wish to delete and select "Delete" from the menu. Once you are sure that you've selected the correct partition, and are positive that you have backed up all the files or data that you wish to save from that partition, click the "Apply" button at the top of the Window, and the partition will be deleted.

3) Use the Acer Hard Drive Format Utility, on some versions of Acer computers when you have the option to create Recovery disks, the system creates a hard drive format utility CD as well. Boot from this CD and format the hard drive.
The utility will recreate 1 partition (C: drive), after the partition has been created, you'll be able to reload the HDD with the backup media. The file is an ISO image for CD media only (not compatible with floppy diskettes). Create a CD disc from the ISO image file using a CD writer program on another computer.

Once the hard drive partitions have been deleted by any of the utilities above, you can proceed with rebooting the computer using the Acer System CD and proceeding with the complete recovery of the system.

on Jun 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Reformat laptop with Linux


First you need to choose a linux distro, I suggest ubuntu since it is the easiest by far.

Steps for installing ubuntu -
1. go to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download and follow the directions to burn a live cd
2. restart your computer with the live cd in the cd drive
3. you can choose to try ubuntu, test it out for a bit, and then install it from inside ubuntu, or you can install it directly from the menu you get when your computer boots up. When trying ubuntu, you can also mess around with the built in partition editor ( there is an option to format the whole drive when installing so you don't have to worry about formatting before installing)
4. Just follow the instructions and install, and then enjoy :)

Jul 06, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Ok I have a Gateway Laptop model NV73A06u and it is not powering on. The computer is no booting up correctly. I tries to start and then fails. The computer tries to fix itself for a long time and nothing...


Have you tried a Live CD?

Since you have a newer model, you can try the latest Ubuntu release located here.

Download the .iso file.

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

Burn the .iso file to a CD or DVD.

For burning .iso files to media, I like ImgBurn for Windows ( http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=27810&t=4&i=1 ) and plain K3B for Linux.

Once the disk is burned, pop it in and make your machine boot from the Optical Drive (CD/DVD Drive).

Hit enter a few times once you are asked about the preferred language and to try Ubuntu without changes to your computer.

From there it should either boot up okay (maybe without sound because sound is iffy in Linux) or it will continue to be all kinds of badness.

The thing is at this point you should be able to tell if it is most likely hardware or software. If Linux boots up off of your disk, your Windows installation is hosed (not so bad, possibly cheap to fix). If you can't even boot into a Linux live environment, then the fix may involve money and a fair amount of screwdriver action.

-Brad Chesney
http://rustbeltrebellion.com

Jan 27, 2011 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Hi, i have problem with Window Vista the is


wrong place....you have to talk with microsoft or the seller of your pc.

Dec 09, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition...

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Remove linux from my computer I have a laptop with a dual boot system; Unbutu9.04 and windows xp. I need to remove Unbutu. How do I do it?


Sir,
Follow the steps below.
1 Turn on you laptop and Boot on with Windows Xp

2 After entering into the windows xp go to My computer.

3 Right click on the drive where Linx is Installed

4 Chose the option Format

5 Format the drive with the Format of FAT32

These step will lead you to remove Linux from you system.

Oct 21, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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Ubuntu cant access/save files.


Hello my friend thus your Grubber still functioning? If still works then try to access your XP by selecting Xp in your grubber. Or if you can't access your XP files within the Linux you need to select and open first the XP platform. If you can't find the XP loader or platform or it doesn't starts the XP then it is possible that your XP is overwrite by your Linux platform or some error in writing the linux installation to your XP platform. Will if that is happening right now the only way to regenerate your Xp is to reinstall your XP then after you reinstall it need also to reinstall your Linux otherwise after reinstalling Xp it will overwrite your Linux system will lost forever.
Hope this solution helps your pronblem. If you need more assistance you can reply to this post. Thank you

Jul 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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The os is to frustrating linux is not for me ..xp is what I want .need to get linux out then install xp.


The particular model of Asus is apparently pre-loaded with Xandros Linux operating system.

It appears that you are not familiar with Linux and hence the apprehension and feeling that a shift to XP would be easier.

Why not give Linux a try ? There are a good many websites out there which go through the basics of using a Linux PC. Try them out, by spending some time in learning - you will get far more satisfaction and become more productive in using your laptop.

Some websites which might be of assistance to you are listed below:-

http://www.xandros.com/
http://forum.eeeuser.com/

May 09, 2009 | ASUS Eee 2G Surf Notebook

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Peter


You may have a conflict with the hardware. I have had installations fail because of this. You may want to use the Ubuntu live CD to boot into Ubuntu. If this works out for you, you should be able to install.

If you cannot boot into Ubuntu using the live CD, try booting into the CD using some special boot prompts. See this How To:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/BootPrompt-HOWTO.html

I find nolapic noapci noapic did the trick for me on my HP.

Nov 02, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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Where is Linux mbr file


There's nothing like the Linux MBR File. The option to boot to multiple operating systems is controlled by a software called as the "Boot-Loader".
Windows XP and Linux both have their versions of boot-loaders. The Bootloader that Windows XP uses is called the NTLDR, whereas Linux provides many bootloaders (prominent among them being "Grub" and "LILO").

>but Linux is shown in the manage option from the My Computer in Win XP 2.....
That is the control section of NTLDR. So from what I understand you shouldn't have a problem selecting the operating systems.

If you want the Linux bootloader taking control of the boot process, you can always install it.
All you need is a Linux CD and then run the setup for "Grub" or "LILO".

Information about installing Grub or LILO can be found easily on the internet.

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