Re: KNOPPIX CD to check computer's linux compatibility?
I realize that the surest way to do a Linux compatibility check is to
do a full installation of everything. But, how would you perform a
quick check with a KNOPPIX CD under the conditions mentioned above?
[ie, without getting the attention of a salesdroid]
You probably will have to get the salesperson involved anyway, simply
because they'll have the BIOS password protected and you won't be able
to configure the unit to boot off the CD. (And booting into graphical
mode will let you know if the video chipset and sound chipset works "out
of the box".)
About the only other thing you can do is to forego Knoppix altogether
and use the Device Manager in Windows to see what hardware is in the box
and then checking the compatibility of that hardware, which is quite
painful and prone to error.