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Re: Need advice: Compaq Presarios and Debian

I have a compaq Presario 1700.  Have a dual boot system of

win98/Debian woody,

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 <dsh8290@rit.edu>
> To: ts22548@mail.cybernetisp.net
> Cc: debian-user@lists.debian.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.
> -D
> 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?
>  |

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