I am looking to install CrunchBang (#!) on my Acer Aspire One (AA1) and was curious to see if anyone has done this. I currently have Ubuntu 8.10 install on my AA1 netbook and figured that the installation might be similar.
So I downloaded the #! 8.10.01 iso and put it on a USB flash drive via unetbootin. When I boot my AA1 from the USB drive I get the unetbootin options including 'default', 'live', 'install' and others. If I select 'default' I get an error "crc error -- system halted". So I tried both 'install' and 'live' options, and both seem to get to the same point before hanging. They make it to the #! splash boot page where it sits for a while and then goes to a blank screen with a single cursor. From there the installation/boot seems to hang. The others unetbootin options include 'xforcevesa', 'check', 'memtest' and 'hd' but I have not tried any of these options.
So I have read in other posts that people have successfully installed #! via unetbootin so I am curious if I am doing anything blatantly wrong or if there are any tricks, tips, etc some might have for me. Or if anyone has installed #! on their AA1 and has instructions or any help that would be even better ;-)
Thanks in advance
I do not have an Acer Aspire One myself, but I have read that the distro should work. See the comments at: http://crunchbanglinux.org/blog/2008/11 … us-eee-pc/
The Ubuntu guide for the Aspire One can be found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne110L
Hope this helps
I've already installed CrunchBang on my AA1 110L and everything went smooth and clear on the installation issue
'cause Crunchbang is based over Ubuntu (but is more better and much more lighter). Check out the Unetboonin issue, I had some minor problems too with other distros ,
or check the image file of Crunchbang that you've downloaded (you never know).
I can't figure something else for the moment...
Yes. As he sais, i'm the one that wrote in the blog saying it works. And it does: I'm there right now.
There are some little issues i notice now, and other things:
- You can't suspend and return correctly. I haven't tried, because there is no way to do it graphically (i can't find it).
- The home button doesn't work anymore.
- Turning off the touchpad works but coming back after using the key several times.
- The sound on/off doesn't work.(i think)
- Turning on and off the volume doesn't work with the keyboard. But brightness does... don't ask me why.
- the wifi led doesn't work at all, (you can fix this using the guide), they say it works but it doesn't at all... if i try to switch it off it doesn't. You'll have to turn wireless off manually through the ... but i wonder if it still wastes battery. (i don't know how to say this very well. im spanish).... that's a big problem, indeed. Does anybody knows??
For the rest, its GREAT. Working nice nice. Wireless goes great, cable too, and it takes just 2 GB, not 4 as its Linpus. That is really great.
Just two days. I'll have to check everything out.
Haven't tried the Zz button, but i guess it won't work.
Ah! sometimes you loose control over the touchpad. Just click the on/off button to turn it on again. Happens very rarely.
Loaded #! 10 Alpha about... oh, twenty minutes ago. Everything seems to be working fine so far, especially the wifi chipset that wouldn't work under 9.04! This makes me insanely happy!!!
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Everything seems to be working fine so far, especially the wifi chipset that wouldn't work under 9.04! This makes me insanely happy!!!
Me to, Statler works like a dream on my Aspire One
The USB method on the wiki provides an effortless install.
thanks a lot for the link omns, I was looking all over the place for the "install" field in live mode...
I have an "old" Aspire1, the first version with Linux. I formatted it, and installed (unetbootin) this distro. I´ve been using #! for one year and a half now and i wanted to add some info for the users:
Home button DOES work. It works for the action button for the right hand shorcuts, it´s the key you have to use. That´s the only use i´ve found for it. I love it, it´s perfect, i use it to open things using the shorcuts.
Other thing i did: I recommend you to change the noisy fan , which never stops, using Acerfan, or something like that. I´m sorry, i can´t remember now what did i do, but you can change the level to activate it, which should be high, and not so low that you can hear it at max everytime.
There are special kernels now for your #! that make all those things work. I haven´t done it now but I've always had problems with the wifi-led, which i was never able to fix, and know if it´s working or off. For the rest, PERFECT. All buttons.
Hope it helps.