Linux on Digital Hinote VPThis page explains how I installed Linux on a Digital Hinote VP.
Intel Pentium 100MGhz
Touchpad and PS/2 port for external mouse
1,44Mo floppy drive (removable)
IDE hard drive 1,4Go
LCD screen (800x600 max)
Video chipset Chips & Technologies 65548
2 PCMCIA type II slots
1 connector for ports replicator
1 serial DB9
1 parallel port
1 external VGA port
|Mandrake 7.0||NOK||Linux kernel 2.2.13 does not support the network adapter|
|Mandrake 7.2||NOK||Linux kernel 2.2.18 support the network adapter but the graphical installation needs a 21Mo ramdisk, which does hardly fits in 16Mo :)|
|Slakware 8.0||OK||The text install of this one is all what you need (kernel 2.2.19 or 2.4.5)|
4.1 XFree86You may experience some problem using 800x600 in 16bits with XFree86 (snow on the bottom of the screen). This issue is due to the video chip support in XFree86 and should be fixed in XFree86-4.2.
4.2 DiskWhen partitionning the disk, be careful not to remove partition /dev/hda4 (fourth primary partition of the drive - type a0 "IBM Thinkpad hibernation"). This partition is used by the BIOS during suspend operation. If you delete it, the BIOS will complain at each reboot about the missing partition. And you'll need a specific DOS tools to rebuild the partition.
This utility is called phdisk. You'll need it too in case you're planning to change the disk.
- www.linux-laptop.net: reference for laptop linux installation.
- Digital Documentation (Compaq)
- Tuxmobil.org: install linux on Digital Notebook and Laptop.
Dernière modification le Mercredi 03 Janvier 2007 à 22h22