I recently bought an Advent QT5500 laptop (on special offer)
It, annoyingly, came with Micro$oft's Wimblowz Vista (or Wimblowz Dictatorship!) and it's the biggest pile of... yeah well, you know!
So i thought i'd see how well Linux would perform on it, so i plugged in my SLAX USB stick and... it crashed on detecting PCMCIA devices, so i thought, "fair do's, i dont have a PCMCIA port on this pile o' junk, so i'd start it with the
command, and it got further, but didn't ever seem to load X up
A bit annoyed, i decided to get my trusty Knoppix disc out, and what do ya know, same problems!
I'm not even going to dare to try a HDD install as i guess it ain't going to work either!
Though when i got the machine, i DID try a HDD install of Mac OS X 10.4.6 (JaS version) and the graphics crashed so i couldn't configure it!
Finding a BIOS upgrade is almost impossible! It's a Phoenix (version D3C72), i have read that Phoenix are now locking their BIOSes to only work with VISTA
Anyone else has any more success on this heap of junk?
I really want to ditch this sad excuse of an OS the took M$ 6 years to make!