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30025Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Laptops and notebooks

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  • Roy
    Nov 1, 2011
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      What does the partition table look like? What OSes and on what partitions
      are they?


      Using Kubuntu 11.10, 64-bit
      Location: Canada

      On 1 November 2011 03:17, dc <d_coyle@...> wrote:

      > **
      > Gentlemen,
      > My thanks to all who advised me about desktops. The new machine is
      > running just fine.
      > The current problem is that I bought a laptop as a present for a friend
      > (HP Pavillion g6 - Costco special :-) ) and neither Opensuse nor Ubuntu
      > will install.
      > The interesting thing is that the Suse installer starts and configures
      > with no trouble, but the actual installation reports inability to
      > install the boot loader. Result is a dead machine.
      > Can it be that there is some hard-wired demand for Microsoft in the
      > bios?
      > Does anyone have any advice on things to try before I return the machine
      > as malfunctioning?

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