Re: DELL Inspiron 4000
- I took the risk myself, and so far am not too disappointed. I've
repartitioned without a problem and my dual-boot works fine. The base
Linux install went without a hitch. And I was able to get XFree86
4.0.1 working (after reading some posts here about X on the 5000e).
Haven't done sound, yet, though it looks like possibilities exist.
Haven't done anything with the built-in modem or network card, yet,
and I'm not sure that they'll work with Linux. I can always replace
them with reasonably inexpensive PCMCIA cards if I decide it's
important. Haven't done really thorough apm testing, or floppy-DVD
swapping, so I'm not certain there either.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Elbaz <elbaz@u...> wrote:
> I am thinking of buying a DELL Inspiron 4000 and installing
> on it the dual Lilo boot with Linux and Windows. Am I taking
> a big risk by buying this new computer for which I did not
> find any information on how to install linux for this particular
> notebook ?
> Thanks a lot for your advise,
> All the best,
> David Elbaz ( CEA Saclay-Service d'Astrophysique )
> Physics Department - University of California (UCSC)
> 1156 High Street - Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
> elbaz@u... - tel: (1) 831-459-2684 ( fax: 3043 )