Can any linux netbook operating system overwr

January 20, 2011 at 09:36:07
Specs: Windows CE5, ARM 248MHz
I have a piece of junk Vision Land VTech netbook that came with windows ce 5 operating system. It will not play any YouTube video or wmv format video. Is there a way to overwrite the ce5 os and install either Jolicloud; Ubuntu remix or meego on it? I have a usb drive with Jolicloud on it; but when I hit F1 to upgrade the system; it wants a password that is relevant to the windows ce5 system! I cannot find any info relating to this problem! Can you help? It has a 4GB embeded flash drive for the os and an ARM cpu which is very low resource! Thank you!

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#1
January 20, 2011 at 09:39:40
You would have to ask the computer manufacturer to know for sure but I strongly suspect not. CE is not a consumer product but licensed to OEM's who may implement it as they wish.

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#2
January 20, 2011 at 09:44:06
Do you have Windows Media Player installed? Did you download the latest codecs? Do you have flash player installed?

To install Linux, you will need to create a bootable USB drive with the OS files on it.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/


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#3
January 20, 2011 at 13:23:44
There are some distro's that can run on an ARM processor. Not all ARM processors are supported and not all systems are either. You'd have to look at the distro's that offer an ARM version. Then start looking at the hardware you have to see if one can access a way to re-flash the OS.

There are a number of CE products. They are not fully upgradeable but they usually have a way to add in some apps. It may be that the maker also offers some upgrade to the OS to help.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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