Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire Revo

Did my first Linux installation, putting Ubuntu onto the Revo (which only cost £150). The installation was complicated by the Revo not having a CD/DVD drive but in the end it was easy and so far I am very impressed with Ubuntu. The critical things you need to do to successfully install are-

  1. Download Ubuntu, the .iso disc image (you do not need to burn a CD).
  2. Use unetbootin to make the usb stick a bootable Ubuntu installer.
  3. Go in to the Bios of the Revo, under Advanced Bios features, disable – Boot to RevoBoot and choose the usb as the first boot device.

The first two steps are described on the Ubuntu site.

Follow these steps and you should be able to install Ubuntu and it works fine. If you want to watch full screen video you will have to install Nvidia graphics drivers, I haven’t done that yet!

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