First of all Dell does not manufacture hard drives, so there is no such
thing as a "Dell hard drive". As well, I do have a Toshiba hard drive I used
in my machine (not from Dell) and it worked flawlessly. Also, I have a few
hard drives I would have interest to sell if that interests you (from 4GB to
30GB). I am not a reseller, just have some spare hardware about the house.
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Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Digest Number 152
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1. replacement hard drive - Dell only?
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 22:43:29 -0000
Subject: replacement hard drive - Dell only?
I have a used Dell laptop (Latitude cp 233 Mhx) on which I want to
install Linux. My initial problem is simply that the hard drive is a
bit small (at around 2 gig) to have both Windows and Linux. Dell says
to ONLY use a Dell replacement hard drive. Can anyone tell me if this
is correct? I can find Maxtor and IMB branded notebook harddrives at
a parts store a lot cheaper. Could I use one of these instead?