I have an Acer laptop with an i3 chip and the standard amount of RAM, probably 4GB that I bought in 2011. Just over a year after I bought it, and just weeks after the end of warranty, the hard drive died.
I'm wondering how hard it would be to buy a new hard drive and install Ubuntu or something like that. Is it possible?
If so, how much of a pain is it to set up drivers? Would I have to manually install drivers for nearly everything (USB ports, wireless receiver, etc)?
posted by KokuRyu
on Jan 10, 2013 -
I've got a fresh new install of Ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop (it's dual booting w/ xp) and I'd like the hive's recommendations on how to proceed from here. What should I configure first? What apps I should add next? [more inside]
posted by JaySunSee
on Nov 10, 2007 -
I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on a just out of the box Dell machine. After completing the install the machine hangs (displaying only a blinking cursor), and subsequent attempts at reinstall from the LiveCD result in hangs as well. [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on May 3, 2007 -
How can I wipe a hard drive if I can't boot from CD and there is no floppy drive? We want to install winXP on a machine with Ubuntu (eventual dual-boot).
posted by billtron
on Jan 28, 2007 -