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.
I have VL 5.9 installed on my old Toshiba Sattilite 4300 , 300 MB ram 600MHZ machine 7GB H.D.
It works great found and configured everything except the winmodem which takes a little extra effort but can be used. I use a plug in network card which is a Lynsky or something like that that works great. Note: I had PCLinux OS on this machine before and VL just plain runs fastrer and smoother.
Removing Lilo is simple I assume you would be running some form of windows on the other partition if that is the case then all you have to do is stick in your windows back up disc , you did make one didn't you? at the prompt when it boots type fdisk /mbr and it will restore the windows mbr and erase Lilo.
But with all the live partitioning disk out they now you should have no problem partitioning the drive.
(See Distrowatch) Good Luck and let us know how you make out