"My preferred course of action was to 'unlock' the default
Linpus installation. While this unlocking process is documented
quite well on the AcerAspireOne.com community website, it's not a
single process per se; you need to unlock several things, and Acer
hasn't exactly made it easy. Somewhere in the process I made a
mistake, and before I knew it, I was receiving HAL errors that
proved unfixable. Fed up, I decided to go with Ubuntu."