dual boot laptop
nathan at lagerbottom.com
Mon Nov 17 21:01:26 UTC 2003
On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 17:14:03 -0000
thus spake "Chiu, PCM (Peter) " <P.C.M.Chiu at rl.ac.uk> :
> Can someone suggest a laptop model and configuration
> that can dual boot XP, Fedora Core or SuSE with reasonable
> performance and least amount of problems.
I have FC1 and XPpro on a Dell 5100. Both run great. I had to do
nothing to get all the hardware working (except modem which I did't try
as I have fat pipe) The broadcom NIC that was supported by the mnfgr
with a src.rpm in RH9 is now auto detected and humming along when I ran
first boot. Sound was there, touch pad was fine...everything really.
Although I did have to manually select
Display->Dell->$desired_resolution (1024) during install, if you don't
mind 800x600 then you don't even need to do that.
On XPpro though I needed to install drivers for all included
components...(it came with XPhome)...The M$ kernel doesn't do more than
basic hardware :)
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