Many thanks and like I mentioned I have to start from scratch! I was Hackintoshing for a while getting a Dell Dimension 4600 or as I call it a Dull Dementia to work on it and got up to 10.5 but I realized this is a total waste of time!! First of all a simple upgrade wasn't in the option due to additional patches or patched software being required and this in reality is a waste of time begging for software or spending many hours researching especially if one doesn't know the BS Crapple commands! Secondly and a big secondly I might add is learning proprietary commands for a proprietary bastardized Unix system!! I find it simply amazing to the point of being asinine how to "keep things legal" you are forced to pay 3-4 times more for "their" hardware leads me to feel they deserve to be Hackintoshed! Now my feeling is instead of wasting time on Crapple, time would be better and wiser spent learning CLI instead. Sad to say this turns many off and I can count on one hand how many I know running Linux with perhaps fingers left over. It is coming to the point where I feel I have no choice. If you really want a surprise but actually no surprise is do a google on how many systems are running in the background on Win 10 as well as information about the user always being sent. Top it all off with updates coming from other computers like bit torrent as well for perpetual updates and the bad thing is if you have bandwidth caps or limits on data as per your provider. Also because it is so totally different making my computer look "Appy or smart phonish" means there is a learning curve as well and this is an upgrade from resource hog 7 or as I call it a sweeter tasting lemon than the dreaded Vista! Ah yes the constant spinning blue circles even on my Athlon 4800+x2 processor!! Anyway this is my off topic rant for today but back to the HP!
My HP is a bit of a juggling act starting with the BIOS boot where it only gives the option for HDD, Floppy, or CD ROM and I had issues with my buggy Win7 and burning CD/DVD so how do we get around this? Well as it ended up PLoP works great but oops it is Linux on a Windoze puter so another discovery was RawWrite which got me around this. This got me to a USB boot but then resulted in initramfs being didplayed but the Chat group informed me 1 GIG ram was required for the live version loading into other than the swap partition. This is not a problem on my IBM Thinkpad with enough RAM but I don't want to erase the HDD yet due to the recovery partition! Otherwise it loaded very well on the 1.5 gig of RAM and the 1500 MHz processor and was even raring to install but knowing RAM is the issue led me to discontinue knowing things are possible. This Laptop has a slide out swap-able HDD but i don't have a 2.5 inch spare yet to commit to a full install. This is all experimental for learning as well as finding a distro that will fly like an eagle on my Acer Aspire One AO533. Soar like an eagle instead of circle like a vulture being the comparison of the blue circle of sloth! I have even tried Linpus Lite that was offered by Acer in prior models to this AO533 but was discontinued and I procrastinated too long when they were for sale and ended up with Win 7 Starter. That distro is full simple GUI for a GUI Slave or you could toggle between simple GUI or a more conventional desktop. Difficult to find, including an original 1.0.7, 1.0.9, or 1.4 which were versions placed on the Acer Aspire One's and other models of Acer. I guess again pick a better bloat free, upgradable, resource friendly version and here I am today. For light versions Bodhi was one the best for low resource use like my needs.