Only ONCE have I ever been THIS stupid!
***WARNING!! RANT in progress!***
A friend gave me one of those 'smartbook' netbooks that he had bought on a whim. It had Windows CE (a.k.a. Windows Mobile now) and it was too 'limited' for his needs...
After some goofing around I decided to try installing the Android system on it, and had tracked down info about 'how'...
It didnt work.
Found out that the unit REQUIRES a 2gb 'card' IOT respond to any 'update/upgrade' software on it.
But, after a while, I realized I had used a 'defective copy' and had to reacquire it...
While doing that, I attempted to rerun the 1st copy and...
tried to power-down before it 'got going'....
The FIRST THING the Android install does is (for the PC-familiar users reading) is basically WIPE OUT the 'BIOS' and install a new one.
It got to wipe it out... but POWERED DOWN before it re-wrote it!
I now have this nice, small, battery-powered paperweight. Due to its design I see no way to do anything but, possibly, send it back to China and see if they can 'boot' it again.
I havent done anything THIS stupid (computerwise, at least) since I first attempted to get CP/M to do more than 'DIR'...
I dont have a 'smiley' for **fuming** so...
will have to do.
Wanted to get fancy with cheap netbook
Messed up install software on first try
Wiped brain of netbook 'playing around'
Using netbook as fancy paperweight