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Re: acquired an amilo pro ef6 with linux
Your hard disk has been partitioned and formatted to reflect linux structure - if Linux is still working, there should be a facility to create a partition (FAT32 / NTFS) - DO THIS...With min of 5Gig.
Once partitioned - then install Windows . .you can then remove / format the linux partitions, and recover the lost space that the PC does not at the moment see.,
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There's no single way to install Windows XP. As there is no CD / DVD drive, you have two main choices:
1. Purchase an external CD / DVD drive. Plug it into a USB port on the Aspire, and then access the BIOS, Make sure the CD drive is first, and insert your Windows XP disc. You should now be able to install it normally.
2. Use a bootable Flash drive. This method will be far more difficult, and requires a moderate amount of experience with computers. First you will need to install QEMU on another computer. Create a hard drive the same size or smaller than the one in the Acer. Install Windows XP to it using QEMU. Copy the hard drive image onto a USB Flash drive. Now install some version of Linux on it, such as Puppy Linux or Damn Small Linux. Howtos are available in the Related Links section below. Boot from the Flash drive, and access a command line. Find your hard drive in the /dev folder (probably sda or hda). Now issue the following command
dd if=image.img of=/dev/hda
This will make an exact copy of the hard drive image to the hard drive in the Acer. Waituntil the command is completely done. Now turn off the computer and unplug the flash drive. When you power it back on, it should boot into Windows.
i have the same problem too, i already installed my v3515 audio driver, but still doesn't work. i solved my problem the time that i change my Windows Xp installer. or from sp2 to sp3.. hope i help you....
Hi. Once I had this similar problem with a HP Pavilion dv9000. "No Operating System"; "Windows Recovery Console cannot continue because there's no HD present..press F3 to Exit". No progress with Safe Mode nor Command Prompt, etc.
Then I went to the Bios, change tab to "System Configuration" and change the "Sata Native Support" to disable, whitch says that by changing to disable the HD would work better if the Operating System are Win2000 and Win9x.
Hit "Safe and Exit" and the computer started normaly!
I relly don't know how or why. It just work.
I don't know if would work for Linux (mine had Windows XP) and don't know the Bios view of your laptop. But you can explore and give it a try.
Hope this helps.
God Bless You!