I downloaded and attempted to install LMDE 201109 32bit on my Lenovo x100e.
The first attempt was as a client in Virtualbox, an exasperating failure. The initial install worked fine and then I ran the update procedure. All looked good until I attempted to login. The mouse and the keyboard would not respond. I tried many different steps in trying to diagnose the problem. I deleted the virtual machine and made a second attempt changing the update procedure. Same results.
The second attempt was a fresh install on my x100e. I created a dvd and installed from it. Same results as above. I was able to get the mouse to respond by unplugging and then replugging. I plugged a USB keyboard in and it worked. Carrying a USB keyboard to plug into my netbook seems to be non solution.
I then installed Linux Mint 11 gnome and started the update procedure and it also was a dismal failure. There were many bad links when I tried to refresh the list using the refresh button. I started up aptitude and got a pretty complete update with a few urls that were not active. I select the updates to perfom, told it to go and it told me that the updates were coming from untrusted sources. I backed out, booted acronis home and restored my Win 7 Pro with Ubuntu 10.04 and Virtualbox and my machine was once again usable.
I searched google and this forum and have not found any answers to this dilemma, so I am asking for help in the forum.
Hopefully, someone can guide me down the path to success.
THANKS in advance,