Easiest way to install Linux on a netbook

The first thing I did after I got my Acer Aspire One was to get rid of that distro that was installed from the factory. Sure it’s a great distro if you have never used linux before. The second was to upgrade the ram, but that’s a different story.

One of the easiest ways that I found to install a new distro on the netbook’s was to use UNetbootin. I found that both the Windows and Linux version work about the same; I am more partial to the Linux version. Just don’t forget to reboot the computer after the setup is finished installing on the usb stick.


UNetbootin provides a GUI to create Live USB drives from ISO files. To create a Live USB using UNetbootin, download an ISO file, select it under UNetbootin’s “diskimage” option, and specify your target USB disk under “Drive:”. After pressing OK, wait as the ISO is extracted to your USB drive; once done, you will have a bootable Linux Live USB drive.

unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ is where you can get it

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2 Responses to Easiest way to install Linux on a netbook

  1. arwin kim says:

    i have problem to install my ubuntu. i copy ubuntu from itscd to my flashdisk then i wanna isntall it but it error. so please email me how to install it dualboot with windows. thank you.


  2. you have to “bless” the flashdrive, just copying the files over to the drive will not work, there is information that has to be written to the drive that you will not see through the gui of the window manager. That is why I recommend using Unetbootin.

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