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i have a new HP dv5000 laptop with centrino duo processor, it has support for only windows and soes not support linux according to its documentation.It comes with a sata hard disk. I tried installing FC4. it installed well but on 1st reboot, it gave me error: PCI: cannot allocate region 0...critical temerature reached(0C), shutting device. and it gets stuck at PCMCIA services forever. i disabled the service ... thgh then it now sometimes doent show the GUI. Also thru console if i enter it doesnt detect my network devices.... plzzz someone help i need linux to be working on this desparatly ....URGENT....
Stay up to date with the newest linux releases: older releases might not support your hardware if its very new.
...so try Fedora Core 5. Also, try knoppix to test out your system: it generally has very good hardware detection.
SUSE is also supposed to be good for laptops, but as software for laptops is all written by the linux community, sometimes it can be a couple of months before someone completes a driver for your hardware, while drivers for Windows are ready prepared.
Last edited by 144419855310001; 04-08-2006 at 08:13 AM.
Thanx for the reply, I ll try fedora core 5, but i have tried to install it on network its gives error after package selection, it gives some exception and exits. may be i ll try installing on directly insted frm network.
I have successfully installed fc5 but remember to give boot option acpi=off to make it work
But let me tell u performance wise this is the best laptop u can get .THE BEST. Anyways regarding 64bit i havent tried it but this is a 32 bit or 64 bit m/c nt sure if its a 64bit m/c thn it might be helpful. If u install any rpms install the smp-kernel rpms only. my advice better update ur kernel to 2.6.16-2080 i think the present version shipped have a bug.
anyways just let me know if it worked.... regarding wireless installation i had struggled but succeded finally and written an article ... c this http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=436357
i think your CPU is dual core... i have a 64bit turion.
i havent managed to partition the hard disk yet. im still busy downloading all the files i need to start installing fc5.
i have a 100 gb hard disk and it comes as a single parition, somehow partition magic wasnt successful in my quest to partition the hard disk. i will try linux live cd as recommended by some linux user.
i will keep an eye on the forums, i bet it will be a real struggle getting this to work.
i installed 64 bit fc5 on hp dv5094 today, thats the same laptop as compaq 5094.
the installation was straight forward, there is no need for flags or command line arguments. put the cd in, reboot, follow the steps.. it was that easy.
i had a problem with partitioning the hard disk, the whole 100 gb was a single win c drive. partition magic didnt work for me somehow, but gparted live cd was quick and easy. although, it took me some time to try other partition managers first.
another problem i had was with the ndiswrapper for the WLAN. i followed the steps in fedoranews.org/mediawiki/index.php/How_To_Install_Your_Broadcom_BCM4318_Using_Ndiswrapper but it didnt work for me. the dmesg error was something about requiring 64 bin xp driver. the driver that worked is: ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_3020_5020/driver/winxp64bit/80211g.zip getting the driver to work took me whole evening..
thats it... it works like magic, better than 32 bit win xp home edition. i can utilise the power of 64 bit processing on my laptop now...
I will try yourmethod too using ndiswrapper to configure wireless. I had already tried it though. All the steps need went perfectly without error but when i do iwconfig wlan0 its shows no device wlan0 present.
actually when we do ndiswrapper -m it adds an alias to modprobe.conf.
so i got stuk there but i was somehow able to manage it work in the general way.
But still gotta figure out this way also for future use and knowledge, if any help or guide will be great.