I just tried, and it wouldn't boot. Ubunutu & Xubuntu 8.04.1 did, however.
Short summary ... I created a LiveUSB for Mint-5-r1, using unetbootin
to create each of the flash devices.
When I booted Mint, it failed, with the following information displayed:
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udevd-event: run_program: '/sbin/modprobe' abnormal exit
BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of buit-in commands.
The LiveUSB for Mint booted in my laptop.
Ubuntu & Xubuntu, did however, boot. I believe the reason for this can be found here
, where they state that explicitly that Ubuntu 8.04 will not boot, that 8.04.1 is required; the pre-requirements state:
A copy of 8.04.1 Hardy Heron.
This is the latest version. If you downloaded the ISO a while ago, it may be 8.04.0. The original 8.04.0 release will not even boot.
I believe Mint 5-r1 is still based on the original Ubuntu 8.04, so I don't think Mint will run until a new LiveCD version is made.
I can say that Ubuntu seems to run quite well on the Aspire One. Even some of the compiz effects are on by default.
At this point, I'm going to have to follow the full set of Ubuntu instructions, and really test it out. Hopefully there will be a refreshed version of Mint in the near future that I could try.