Wednesday, September 5, 2012

LInux on an Acer Aspire 1410

Got a new super-Acer for the son, so I get the old one.  Naturally, I put Linux on it.  I used the Debian installer for amd64, since this thing is a double Celeron with the Intel 64 bit extensions.

You need the Debian installer version with the non-free firmware.  There is one little 'gotcha' in that you need a new boot parameter, explained here.

But did you know that the new Grub2 is totally weird in configuration?  You have to add that extra little thing as explained here.  

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