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Old 11-17-2004, 09:18 AM   #1
ankscorek
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ACER laptop not getting along with Linux


i am trying to install FC-2/FC-1/RedHat-9 on my laptop Acer Aspire 1350
h/w config are as under:
AMD athlon M
256MB RAM
30 GB HDD
OS is Win XP Home



when ever i try to install it it shows a garbled graphic o/p coz of which i am unable to move to next step of installation

i have tried "linux lowres" and "linux text" modes...but the prob still persists...
 
Old 11-17-2004, 05:45 PM   #2
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I'd have a look at similar models over at www.linux-laptop.net (your specific one isn't listed - so when you do get it going you might like to submit an installation report). Have you had any success with one of the recent 'live' distributions (Knoppix springs to mind) ?

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 11-18-2004, 09:12 AM   #3
ankscorek
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insert cd 1 then press F2
type
linux vga=792

enjoy the installation



however whenever i try to upgrade 2 FC1 or FC 2 it hagns my keyboard after reaching the media check window...any suggestion
 
Old 11-18-2004, 03:10 PM   #4
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Hi ankscorek,

Great to hear the installation went well. I've hardly used Red Hat, so can't offer any advice on the upgrade process. You could however try disabling USB legacy support in the Bios, or removing all USB devices prior to upgrading, or perhaps recompiling the kernel first with a recent source base (2.6.x).

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 11-19-2004, 02:57 AM   #5
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I have an aspire 1356, and found that it's not that friendly with linux at all.
I succesfully installed slackware 10.0, the only that didn't hang during installation (although then you have to build a kernel with ACPI and cpu throttle support).

For me tha main problem was PCMCIA support, making most of distros hang up while trying to setup it.

Good you finally installed it, but this info maybe will help others ;-)
 
  


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