Re: Installing Linux to a laptop
From: Eric (eriic1_at_spcoxam.net)
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 02:43:41 -0700
> fpd wrote:
>> Dave Kelly wrote:
>>>>I am interested in installing the linux operating system to my laptop.
>>>>have a Compaq Presario 2100 series. From what I've read, I should be
>>>>able to do this with a Debian installation. My main concern is that my
>>>>keyboard has a problem that may be a motherboard issue. I currently use
>>>>a USB keyboard and have the onboard keyboard unplugged. Will this
>>>>prevent me from installing Linux?
>>>>I am a total newbie to the Linux OS. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
>>>I have a Compaq Presario 1900 and the debian based Linspire distribution
>>>installed with out a hitch.
>>>I don't have a printer so I can not speak there about compatability but
>>>it reconized my Belkin wireless 54G card.
>>>I'm not qualitfied to comment about your keyboard.
>> I am using a Compaq Presario 1200 and I installed SuSE 9.1 Personal
>> (until I found out it had no gcc) and now I am running Knoppix 3.4
>> (started with live CD, then did the installation to hard disk).
> suse 9.2 and 9.3 professional are now available as iso's on multiple cds
> from ftp mirrors
> for example
> (the cd isos are for 32bit I believe)
I realize this is a little late but I also have a Compaq Presario 2100 and
have SuSe 9.2 installed. It works great. I gave into temptation and tried
SuSe 9.3 but a few of the 3d games that worked fine with 9.2 locked the
system up so tight I had to remove the battery to shutdown so I went back
to 9.2. I can't say about the USB keyboard but my USB mouse works great.
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