The Acer Aspire desktop offers a lot of hardware for less than $300. That is the good news. The bad news is Windows 8.5.1 and a custom Bios. Eventually I got it running under Slackware 14.2.the rest to your Linux partition. Initially the BIOS is set that the hard disk gets priority.
Windows 8.5.1 offers page after page of games, ads and apps but no index, This renders the computer useless for serious work. there are 6 partitions, Step one is to delete all these partitions using cfdisk. Create the swap space (sda1) and dedicate
Instead select first priority and set it for the DVD drive. The second priority is set to the hard disk and the remaining two priorities can be set to null. Other combinations can work but that is my KISS selection. You may have to diddle with otherparts of the bios but the above is the core discussion.
The disk drive offers a terabyte of storage. The rest of the hardware is up to date.The case is sturdy metal. I tried installing SUSE followed by Fedora work station followed to my old reliable Slackware. SUSE wants to repartition the disk. Let it.
The upfront work is significant but you end up with a powerful box at low cost.
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