AROS booted fine and I could even see what's connected to USB bus with Trident. So, if you wish to test AROS on your netbook, you only need:
- a USB DVD drive
- Icaros Desktop Live or Light 1.1.4, or a recent AROS nightly build
- some patience
The procedure is simple: just plug your DVD drive in the first USB port (if it doesn't work, change port and reboot), turn on your netbook, choose the DVD drive as boot device (on the Aspire One you should just press F12) and wait for Grub menu. When it appears, press 'E' immediately and add this parameter
just right before 'VESA=32bit'. Press Ctrl+X to continue booting and... enjoy! Well, AROS boots fine and runs quite fast, but there is still no sound, no network, no wi-fi and you can only boot in VESA 800x600 mode, but at least USB works and this is a good beginning. Now we have only to hope that some nice developer will help us all with the necessary drivers.