Re: Need advice: Compaq Presarios and Debian
I have a compaq Presario 1700. Have a dual boot system of
but have to admit that while red hat installed and ran beutifuully on it,
it was much harder to install potato on it.
(because i had to figure out how to configure everything which
was hard but did help me learn)
but now that i have debian woody on it, i have no problems
you have two hard disks on your laptop?
On Fri, 15 Dec 2000, D-Man wrote:
> Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 23:45:23 -0500
> From: D-Man <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Need advice: Compaq Presarios and Debian
> Inform Compaq that M$ isn't the only OS vendor. :-)
> I have a Compaq Presario (don't get one, it's better to build your own comp from
> parts) that came with Windows 98 preinstalled. I added RedHat to it (first 5.2
> - didn't like my video card, then 6.1 , now 7.0 ). I am planning on installing
> Debian Potato early next week.
> I wonder why your BIOS got flashed. You probably should have installed a better
> BIOS ;-). My BIOS can't boot from the second IDE bus, thus I can't use LILO and
> must first boot DOS and run loadlin.
> On Fri, 15 Dec 2000 13:51:09 Tom Schuetz wrote:
> | I had Red Hat installed on my Presario as a dual boot system. It had its own
> | hard drive, and worked somewhat, but eventually it flashed the BIOS and the
> | whole motherboard had to be replaced.
> | I was told (tersely) by Compaq Support that Presarios are NOT GOOD with
> | Linux.
> | But, I WANT LINUX. Namely, I want Debian. Anybody know about Presarios and
> | Debian?