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- Claude Hopper
December 11, 2008, 3:34 pm
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hd. I upgraded the ram to 4 gig fine. It came with Vista home premium. I
upgraded the HD to 250 gig and tried to load OpenSuSE 11.0 as I also
tried Ubuntu 8.10 and tried to run Gparted. No linux programs will load
fully. I can't install any Linux. I noticed the bios states a factory
loaded OS = Vista and I can't change it. Is this laptop locked out of
any other installation?
Open stops installing after the Athros driver for wireless is installed.
I don't know what loads next, it just hangs there.
If this laptop is locked to one OS I want to sue the manufacturer. I
should be able to load anything I want on MY laptop. This was not stated
on the box.
Claude Hopper :)
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Re: Factory installed
It isn't locked to one OS. The problem is though that Linux is quite
frankly shit in regards to installation on laptops and ACPI is
seriously broken. Try a custom boot,
adding -noacpi to the grub line.
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- Andrew Smallshaw
December 20, 2008, 4:43 pm
Re: Factory installed
I think someone is a little oversensitive there. He did say that
ACPI is seriously broken, not Linux support for ACPI. ACPI issues
affect all non-MS operating systems to a certain extent on particular
hardware. As you point out the problem lies with broken hardware
and firmware implementations.
If you want to blame somebody, blame MS. It is thanks to their
policy of supporting whatever shit is out there that we find
ourselves in this situation. It also works against them: that
Windows 2000 source code that was released showed that a good
portion of the code is simply to maintain compatibility with broken
hardware and applications. If they simply followed the line "if
it's broken, then it doesn't work" then their own code would be a
lot smaller, faster and more reliable.
Sadly the current approach has been followed for far to long to do
that now - if they started doing that then half the IT industry
would be up in arms because their stuff that doesn't work all of
a sudden doesn't work.