Re: 8000 + LINUX + W2K = many issues I need advice on
--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Joel Epstein <samiam@d...> wrote:
> I have the same machine... it runs great.
You bet it does!
> 1) You needn't really upgrade the whole os... you could simply
too late, I have RH7 installed already.
> 2) I've found that windows should go on first, with linux on the
> partition. Be aware that you will need to modify your Lilo config
> make it compatible with it's bootsector being places above the first
> 1024mb. The lilo readme will will explain that, or you can search
> redhat's sight. Should you have problems with lilo, I will be glad
> you my file.
Already had it that way, and I know my lilo.conf works, but I dont
know what I did to it to make it work. I think it just always did
from RH6.2 forward.
> 3) The ATI mobility 4XAGP card kicks ass. The resolution on this
> unreal. Support via RedHat7 is wonderful.
It steamrolls the hell out of anything I have seen yet!?!
> 4) The audio is slightly tricky. Watch this group, as people talk
> audio drivers contantly. It is my understanding that the latest
> will work just fine. I haven't bothered to set mine up as of yet.
> This link had all the information I needed to setup mine
It is a very useful website, I had already located it via linux.org
at the Linux Laptops page.
Beverly Hills, CA
> stuart@b... wrote:
> > Dell Users:
> > Recently (due to multiple repairs), Dell choose to swap out my
> > system, and they upgraded me in the process. I used to have a
> > now I am running an 8000 (as of today). That being said, here are
> > concerns:
> > (old) 7500 Configuration: 1400x1050 LCD, ATI RAGE 3D (8MB)
> > I had RH 6.2 with X 3.3.6 running on it okay.
> > (new) 8000:
> > now has a Sony DVD/CD-RW on it (did not have it before)
> > now has an "M4" ATI chipset (32MB)
> > RH = RedHat
> > 1) I want to get RH running with X on the 8000, am I best served
> > upgrade to RH 7 (in order to get X 4 as well), what are the
> > to doing such an upgrade? What are the RH7 problems that are big
> > right now?
> > 2) I have W2K and Linux installed right now, Linux first in a
> > partition, followed by W2K in an extended. The primary is 9GB in
> > length. I was told "it would never work with W2K installed
> > but somehow I got it going against popular beleive.
> > What is the best way to have W2K and Linux installed? What types
> > partitions, the order, etc.?
> > 3) How hard is it for RH7 to support the ATI M4?
> > 4) How hard is it for RH7 to support the audio hardware in the
> > Any other items I ought be aware of?
> > I am running A02 BIOS in the 8000, its also a 1400x1050 LCD.
> > Stuart
> > Beverly Hills, CA
> > --------------------------------------------------------------
> > Please post your X config files in the group links or database
> Joel Epstein
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