[Novalug] A problem loading linux on my *NEW* Laptop??
mshade at mshade.org
Thu Jan 10 20:13:31 EST 2008
Greg Mickle wrote:
> Just the other day I went out and bought a brand new laptop
> from Best Buy. I bought a Compaq - Presario T2330 Laptop.
> It has Vista Home Premium addtion on it. I tested my linux
> (SuSE 10.0) to make sure it at least liked the network card
> and it did.
> I wiped out the NTFS partitions using an old copy of MSDOS
> 6.22. To my surprise!?? Linux has no idea what kind of hard
> drive is in this thing?
SuSE 10.0 is probably too old to recognize the SATA controller in the
laptop, at least out of the box. You may be able to load other drivers
at time of install. My advice would be to try a newer version of SuSE,
or give (k)Ubuntu a shot.
> Has anyone else got linux to load on this type of laptop? I
> dread having to put Vista back on and only being able to
> run (YUCK) windows on it.
> If there is a distrubution of linux that can handle this or
> a driver and some instructions on getting my Linux on this
> machine I would greatly appreciate any assistance with
> Thanks in advance!!
> Greg Mickle
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