i have yet to install any flavor of Linux on the AMD netbook...still gathering recommendations and advice...Windows just moves very slow...
Unfortunately, that's not going to change, until you go with a Linux install.
You can always boot these from a Flash drive, or if needed, a DVD & run in Live Mode before installing, this can allow you to see which one you'll like the best & runs good on your hardware.
Be sure to create a Full drive backup to an external before doing anything, to include any Rescue media needed to restore the image. Also create the OEM Recovery media set, usually a 16GB Flash drive or 3 to 5 DVD's are needed, using + or -R DVD's, not the RW type, the utility will reject these. It's important to have both, because if one method fails, there's another option. Although some has done so (many would regret later), never install Linux w/out any method of recovery, by chance should you later desire to sell the computer, it's worth much more with a running Windows install than w/out it. That's one reason to create a backup, or simply swap the drive, these are low in cost, can store the Windows drive and use another for Linux. This method is good when there's an extra drive laying around & doesn't know how to backup the computer.
Glad that I looked back at the first page, while there has been success with the original computer, are we now talking about a new one? If so, time to open a new Topic in regards to it. Huge difference between an 'old Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919' & the one below from Post #15.
im glad you caught me on that...i was just gonna install Mint, being that the specs are similar enough...okay, all...here's the netbook specs...
Acer Aspire One 722-BZ454
AMD C-50 1GHz Processor
2GB DDR3 RAM
AMD Radeon HD 6250
Windows 7 Home Premium
as far as Windows goes, i have a desktop that has Windows 10 and another laptop that also has Windows 10...thats why i was just going to turn the netbook into a Linux rig that i could haul around and use the Satellite while at home...
you all have been awesome...thanks so much for this...
@Nick it's been great...strange how a Linux GUI is so much like WIndows, yet different at the same time...im about to get started with the command line...the reason i began this journey...
It's confusing (& rude) to everyone who dives in to assist in the middle of a Topic, only to discover the OP has swapped computers.
We don't mind helping anyone, yet please keep it to one computer per Topic, unless in a section such as Networking (example) where all computers may be affected. OS installation doesn't fall under this category & should had created a new Topic at Post #15 (quoted above).
I believe the current Topic is solved, the OP has a working Linux install on the Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919, time to move on.