Since I have not as yet received a definitive reply from someone here who has actually installed PCLOS onto a Medion Akoya LS (along with step-by-step instructions that I can understand), I suppose I'll have to forget about it for the time being.
Why do you need such a reply?
Why can you not attempt to install the OS in a dual boot set up which leaves the Windows install intact?
You would then have a definitive answer of your own.
Frankly, I'm not that good with computers. I didn't go into a great deal of detail in my first post on this thread, but my original intention was
to have a dual-boot computer.
When I tried installing U----u to this computer in its own partition, not only did it not
install, it also damaged my Windows installation (and no, I don't know what I did wrong).
I need Windows in order to update my Garmin GPS (and that's all
I need Windows for!).
As the Windows OS no longer functioned, I then 'wiped' the computer with DBAN and tried just installing U----u again, with the results you already know. (I thought maybe I could dual-boot installing Windows after
U----u but of course I found out that I can't; I can't even install U----u alone to this computer.)
So I reinstalled Windows-XP (which takes several hours and is a real 'pain') and the computer has been running fine since (as fine as any Windows computer can
run) and I am reluctant to try anything like this again unless I know for certain
that someone, with whom I can communicate, has done it him or herself.That's
why I need such a reply.
But it appears that I'm not going to get one. So, at least for the time being, that's it.
I am going to try to turn my PCLOS into a GPS using an old DeLorme GPS USB satellite receiver module (it is placed on the dash of your car and attaches to the computer via USB) along with GPSBabel (unless you know of a better program). The DeLorme receiver came bundled with the DeLorme GPS program which turned a Windows computer into a GPS but which I no longer use (it costs $$$$ to update every year). If this receiver works with a PCLOS computer and if the GPSBabel program works in conjunction with it then a)
I will not need to update a Garmin as I won't be using a Garmin, and b)
I won't need a Windows computer at all since updating a Garmin is all I use it for.
Wish me luck ...