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1. Introduction

1.1 Preface

This is version 1.0 of this document. We faced a lot of problems while installing Linux on a Acer LapTop. We thought this information might be useful to the Linux community.

This information is intended for Linux on the Intel platform. Much of this information may be applicable to Linux on other processors, but We have no first-hand experience or information about this.

This document may be outdated or some other document on this topic may be available. Please check the the Linux Documentation Project homepage to see if any other documents are available on this.

1.2 Copyright

Copyright is a source of much and continuous debate on the LDP mailing list. For more in depth information please consult the Manifesto at the LinuxDoc site. The purpose of having a license is to allow appropriate distribution. You can use any license that meets the Manifesto. What follows is a boilerplate licence.

Copyright (c) 2001 by Harish Thampi S.

Please freely copy and distribute (sell or give away) this document in any format. It's requested that corrections and/or comments be forwarded to the document maintainer. You may create a derivative work and distribute it provided that you:

If you're considering making a derived work other than a translation, it's requested that you discuss your plans with the current maintainer.

1.3 Disclaimer

Use the information in this document at your own risk. I disavow any potential liability for the contents of this document. Use of the concepts, examples, and/or other content of this document is entirely at your own risk.

All copyrights are owned by their owners, unless specifically noted otherwise. Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark.

Naming of particular products or brands should not be seen as endorsements.

You are strongly recommended to take a backup of your system before major installation and backups at regular intervals.

1.4 Feedback

We welcome any feedback, good or bad, on the content of this document. We have done our best to ensure that the instructions and information herein are accurate and reliable. Please let us know if you find any errors or omissions.

Send comments, corrections and questions to the author at

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