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Best versions for Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919 and Acer Aspire One 722-BZ454?


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#16 Gary R

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:12 AM

 

im about to get started with the command line...the reason i began this journey

 

If you want to learn about Command Line, you might find this site useful ... http://linuxcommand.org/

 

It's also available as a free pdf file download ... http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxcommand/files/TLCL/17.10/TLCL-17.10.pdf/download


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:18 AM

 

.im about to get started with the command line...the reason i began this journey...

 

Heres some light reading.

 

Linux Command Line Cheat Sheet

https://www.cheatography.com/davechild/cheat-sheets/linux-command-line/

 

 

Learning bash scripting for beginners

https://www.cyberciti.biz/open-source/learning-bash-scripting-for-beginners/

 

 

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 02:31 PM

@hazelludlow, It does not appear to me that there is any support for Mint 18 with "AMD Radeon HD 6250", feel free to allow others to verify this.  Over the years I've had fits with the AMD Radeon HD Series.  The first time I could not even install, and tried over and over, finally to find the support info and realized that it just would not work. 

 

Acer Aspire One 722-BZ454

     AMD C-50 1GHz Processor

     2GB DDR3 RAM

     AMD Radeon HD 6250

     Windows 7 Home Premium

 

You would have to install Mint 17.2 or 17.3 to be able to use Linux Mint or Ubuntu's.  And 17 Series is only supported till April 2019.  You could also Dual Boot it and keep Windows 7 if you wanted, which will be good for at least early 2020.

 

Here is the Edition Page so you can choose if you want 32 or 64bit, and I would choose Xfce as I think you know now.

 

If it were me I would update the BIOS Before you torch Windows.

 

You may be able to use Puppy Linux but I forget if there is support for this graphics card there either.


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 04:19 PM

@ pcpunk

 

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...

 

Were you able to install the most recent one or did you have to go back a few versions?

 

Also I can't believe Ubuntu wasn't suggested at all!



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 04:59 PM

Also I can't believe Ubuntu wasn't suggested at all!

 

That's because most users here on BC Linux / Unix Section uses Linux Mint. 

 

No not every user, I use several different Linux Distros and have used Linux Mint.

 

Linux Mint is a good Linux Distro  to start learning Linux:thumbup2:


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:33 PM

Were you able to install the most recent one or did you have to go back a few versions?

 

Also I can't believe Ubuntu wasn't suggested at all!

 

1. Yes, it would be nice to know what hazelludlow actually installed, I assume Mint Xfce 18.3?  The first machine in question was Intel based, which...there was probably no need to revert to an earlier distro.  The second machine in question may need an older version.

 

 

2. If you had looked at the first Post you would see that the specs are not good enough for Ubuntu, well, for the most part.

 

specs: Intel Celeron

           2.16GHz, 1MB L2, 667MHz FSB

           GL40 Express Chipset

           2GB PC6400 DDR2 SDRAM 


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:42 PM

 

Were you able to install the most recent one or did you have to go back a few versions?

 

Also I can't believe Ubuntu wasn't suggested at all!

 

1. Yes, it would be nice to know what hazelludlow actually installed, I assume Mint Xfce 18.3?  The first machine in question was Intel based, which...there was probably no need to revert to an earlier distro.  The second machine in question may need an older version.

 

 

2. If you had looked at the first Post you would see that the specs are not good enough for Ubuntu, well, for the most part.

 

specs: Intel Celeron

           2.16GHz, 1MB L2, 667MHz FSB

           GL40 Express Chipset

           2GB PC6400 DDR2 SDRAM 

 

 

Looking at the specs is where the question about going back a few versions came from ;-)



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:08 PM

@zbuster225, gotcha.  I was just waiting for the OP to come back with that info as it was just this morning the reply was made.  More important to me is the first install type, we don't even know that yet.  I'm pretty confident that he will no be able to install Ubuntu 16.04 at all.  You can run it live mind you, but the install will most likely fail.  And may be only 14.04.2 will work.  I don't know because I got frustrated with those computers and don't bother putting linux on them any more.  Not really a big fan of AMD APU's on laptops either.

 

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:35 PM

hello all...

 

i have yet to install any flavor of Linux on the AMD netbook...still gathering recommendations and advice...Windows just moves very slow...

 

 

bests



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:46 PM

""Windows just moves very slow...""........  :hysterical:

 

truer words never spoken !!!


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 04:45 AM

 

hello all...

 

i have yet to install any flavor of Linux on the AMD netbook...still gathering recommendations and advice...Windows just moves very slow...

 

 

bests

 

Unfortunately, that's not going to change, until you go with a Linux install. :thumbup2:

 

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.

 

@ pcpunk

 

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. :)

 

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 05:54 AM

While we encourage members to start separate topics for each computer to avoid confusion, and to make information easier for others to find, due to the way the discussion has developed in this topic I have edited the title so that discussion of both computers can ensue. :)

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:36 AM

@ Cat  i get everything you have said, save the rude part...

 

@AI  thank you...

 

 

okay...have pretty much narrowed the distro to Peppermint or Lubuntu...both, apparently, run well with the AMD processor, and other Aspire One owners have testified...


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

okay...have pretty much narrowed the distro to Peppermint or Lubuntu...both, apparently, run well with the AMD processor, and other Aspire One owners have testified...

Remember what I said, which includes any Ubuntu based distros.  You most likely won't be able to install anything but Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and 14.04.2.  But then I don't even think you will be able to allow Kernel Upgrades in .2, or else you will loose graphics, so you may be better off with .1.

 

Mint is different, you won't lose graphics due to the way Mint works, so this would be my Professional Advice to install:

"Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" - Xfce (64-bit)"

 

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