[SATLUG] which laptop to buy?

Sondy Coker defc0n1 at wt.net
Tue Aug 6 01:11:01 CDT 2002


Yes as a matter of fact mine is dual booted with Win2k.  I used PM7 to
partition my disk after I wiped off XP.  PM is your friend :-)

Sondy

-----Original Message-----
From: satlug-admin at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-admin at satlug.org]On Behalf
Of country
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 5:59 PM
To: satlug at satlug.org
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] which laptop to buy?


Sondy,

Has anybody tried to split the disk with Partition Magic or like product
and put Linux on the Satellite...   I have one, and would love to try
that....

GT

Sondy Coker wrote:

>I bought a Toshiba Satellite a few months ago and wiped XP off and slapped
>on Debian, and it works great.  Best of all its a great laptop for the
>price, $1,078 total at CompUSA and it also included a $100 rebate.  The
only
>problem I have with the laptop is that there wasn't a NIC included, but
>other than that I would totally recommend any Toshiba or Dell.
>
>Sondy Coker
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: satlug-admin at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-admin at satlug.org]On Behalf
>Of matt hutchinson
>Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 2:51 PM
>To: satlug at satlug.org
>Subject: [SATLUG] which laptop to buy?
>
>
>ill be starting college in a few weeks and NEED a notebook.  ive tried the
>compaq 722us (and returned it-- the whole thing crashed when i ran the
>openoffice setup) and now have a compaq 900us which i cant get rh7.3 on.
>the
>install program boots from the cdrom but then cant find the install disk in
>the same drive!
>
>"linux expert noprobe" and booting from a disk dont work and the folks at
>compaq and rh both seem to be stumped.
>
>also when i try to split the disk with pm7 i get the error about the size
of
>the fat table not matching (which isnt a big deal because i wont be running
>windows at all: i just cant figure out how to use xp's cryptic ui.)
>
>if anyone has success stories with their own notebook any help would be
>immeasurably appreciated.  since the models listed on
>www.linux-on-laptops.com are no longer being sold its hard to find a model
>in
>the series of models posted that the manufacturer hasnt completely redone
(i
>learned this the hard way with the compaq 700: models 730 and above use an
>unsupported graphics card.)
>
>fortunately best buy will let me return this notebook for a different one
>without a penalty.
>
>thanks in advance--
>matt hutchinson
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