Originally Posted by fjgold1
Actually I have the Linux rescue CD and the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS DesktopCD
installed on USB flash drives. The Ubuntu 6.06 CD can be run just like a real
LiveCD. That is you can run Ubuntu (linux) from memory to make sure your
hardware will work with it and you can install to your HDD from it if you like.
The Rescue CD offers lots of rescue/repair tools for Linux OS's. The D2D
is really part of the eRecovery software that is part of the factory
setup. You can access it by pressing alt + F10 from within windows or
Not sure why or how the PQ service is "hidden" from windows.
PQ stands for Power Quest the company that used to own
Partition Magic before Symantec bought them out.
Someone who knows what they are doing should be able to access. Not me I went ahead and wiped it using Darik's Boot & Nuke along with whole drive then installed retail copy of XP pro
without the Acer stuff on a NTFS partition. I did make a DVD first. If I want to sell I can setup to factory.
BTW, there is a BIOS update at Acer
Euro that will make the new 2nd generation Core Duo (Core2Duo or Merom)
compatible. Merom will offer amongst other things 4MB L2 cache per proc
faster clock speeds and other worthwhile features. The new BIOS is designed
to support it. A 2GHz Merom is supposed to retail for around $300.00 US.
Can't wait to get my hands on one. One of of forum members posted a thread about installing a Engineering Sample he got from somewhere with pictures.http://www.notebookforums.com/thread156778.html