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Acer Aspire one

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Can you run an operating system from an external drive on an acer aspire one? thanks Read More
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Can you run an operating system from an external drive on an acer aspire one?

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Yes you can.
#2
You can, but I think some elements of the OS will go on the internal HD anyway.
#3
Ahh ok cheers, can it be any OS?
#4
any more knowledge?
#5
My guess is that the specs of the Aspire One won't support Windows, so you're most likely stuck with Unix.
#6
Not Windows except for Preinstalled Environment versions such as BartPE and windows PE
You can run liveCD versions of linux from external drives but they will be non-persistent ie. any changes will be lost after a reboot. Ubuntu can be made to run persistently from USB
You could run windows as a virtual machine with the drive image on an SDHC card. I don't know what the performance would be like, but I know that on my Dell mini 9 it is dire..
For Eebuntu this will be of interest http://www.osnews.com/story/20743/Eeebuntu_2_0_SD_Card_Installation_on_the_Aspire_One
#7
cis_groupie
My guess is that the specs of the Aspire One won't support Windows, so you're most likely stuck with Unix.


I'm currently running Win7 / Win XP / Fedora 11 / Backtrack 3 on my aao so the machines specs support windows just fine.
#8
DVS_Dee
I'm currently running Win7 / Win XP / Fedora 11 / Backtrack 3 on my aao so the machines specs support windows just fine.


You are running those on an external drive, WOW please tell us how.

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