I noticed many threads here discussing laptop installations and the various problems people have had.
I was curious if there were not a few cheap older laptops one might find on ebay (say around the 2 or 3 hundred dollar range) that work very well with vector linux 5.9?
In other words, if you have a laptop you have installed vectorlinux 5.9 on, and when you were done, your major components (video, sound, mouse, network card,modem) all worked... Can you please post your experience here in this thread with your laptop info?
I have an older sony vaio but I'm hesitant to try to install vector on it... However if I knew of a brand/model # that one of you had a great installation experience that I could pick up cheap... I'd hunt one down on ebay and go for it.
I'm hoping there has to be a few older laptops around that install very well with vector... and one I can grab cheap on ebay and save myself alot of headaches.
I'm looking for something ideally around 500+mhz with 256megs of ram, a dvd burner and 10+ gigs hard drive space.... Any suggestions?
Also, I have had some bad experiences linux partitioning/formatting hard drives, IF I do try and install vector on my sony vaio and it goes horribly wrong... How easy is it to remove lilo and restore the hard drive to its previous state?
Thanks for listening... er reading even.
LLL-edit: Made the original post title a little more sensitive/appropriate.