My 9 year old sister had an Acer Aspireone D255E netbook that was passed to me when she got something a little more powerful. It comes With windows 7 starer which is just terrible in my opinion for many reasons. I was all happy and excited to Try a plethora of fun linux Distros through use of live USB boot. Unfortunatly I found that the netbook has a BIOS password that must have been from the manufacturer. I have no interest in hacking the BIOS and i COMPLETLY understand that g2g does not assist with that sort of thing.
My multi-part question instead is how I can install linux on this netbook without the ability to boot from USB? The only way I've found so far is to use the Wubi utility to install Ubuntu as a Dual boot option when I Launch the computer. Unfortuantly Wubi limits me to a 30 GB capacity which is a bummer. Also Ive heard Dual booting is not the fastest option nor is it the best for on disk usage. And finally when i installed ubuntu using Wubi it installed the 64 bit version of the OS which probably isnt as fast on the machine as the 32 bit unless im mistaken?
Is there a way to install linux as the primary OS without use of USB booting? If not, is there a better option then wubi? and why did it force me into the 64 bit ubuntu?