Just in case this helps anyone else...

I've got a different model HP Mini (5150) that I couldn't get to boot from USB stick. After eventually losing that USB stick, I got a cheapo replacement from the Warehouse which I could get boot from and installed full Ubuntu (not netbook edition). Everything seems to work fine.

The point is: if you are having trouble getting your netbook to boot from a USB stick (assuming your BIOS supports it), it might be worth trying a few different brands.

S

On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 11:55 AM, D. <ditar@xtra.co.nz> wrote:
Hi, Elroy,

Can your new notebook boot from flash memory?

Regards,

Ditar.

On 17/07/2011, at 9:00 AM, Elroy wrote:

> Hi All.
>
>
> Just a quick note.
>
> Yesterday I bought the above (netbook/6-cell battery/ext. charger) from Noel Leeming at The Base in Hamilton for $379 ALL UP.
>
> They tried to push a $99 warranty (Consumer Guarantees Act does this so waste of $$), and MS Word/etc as well hehe.
>
> Cheapest I could find this on the ´Net was $430.
>
>
>
> Brief specs:
>
>
> Intel Atom N570 1.66GHz Dual-Core
>
> 1GB DDR3? RAM - Max 2GB.
>
> ~250GB SATA HDD
>
> NM10 Express Chipset
>
> Webcam
>
> Sound
>
> Bluetooth
>
> 802.11b/g/n Wireless
>
>
> Grabbed Kubuntu Netbook iso, created usb boot drive, blew away Win7 Starter, installed fine, sound and wireless appear to work out of the box (no drivers D/L´ed) - can see several other wireless APś in network scan so I´m guessing that means itś working.
> Bluetooth seems to be working (can see other devices).
>
>
> Not sure when sale ends, so if interested be in quick.
>
>
> Noel Leeming is very close to Dick Smith at The Base.
>
>
>
> hope this helps someone.
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Elroy.
>
>
>
> This might help you out :-)
>
> Noel Leeming
> Te Rapa
> The Base, Te Rapa Road
> Te Rapa, Hamilton
> Phone: 07 8500380
> Fax: 07 8500381
> Open Hours: Mon–Wed 9.00–6.00; Thu 9.00–8.00; Fri–Sat 9.00–6.00; Sun 9.00–5.30.
>
>
> Might pay to ring to check sale still on/stock is there.
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