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Old 05-21-2006, 07:43 PM   #1
sadashiv.linux
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Angry Install Linux on Dell Inspiraon E1505/ 6400 laptop


Helllo,

I want to Install RedHat on Dell Inspiraon E1505/ 6400 laptop can anyone tell me is it compatitable?

Can I install it?


It has following configuration

1) Inspiron E1505, Intel Core Duoprocessor T2300 (2MB/1.66GHz/667MHz)
2) 15.4 Inch Wide-screen WXGA Display for Inspiron 6400/E150
3) 1GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm for Inspiron 6400/E1505
4) Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950 GM
5) 80GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive for Inspiron 6400/E1505
6) Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem, for Inspiron
7) Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps), for for Inspiron 6400/E1505

8) Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR) for Inspiron 6400/E1505
9) 8X DVD+/-RW Drive for Inspiron 6400/E1505

10) Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, English without Media, for Inspiron

Thanks and Regards,

Sadashiv
 
Old 05-22-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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You should be able to install any distro on it as I don't think you'll have problems with your hardware. you will need to shrink the Windows partition to make space for a Linux one, though (or delete it entirely, obviously the choice is yours). When you say Red Hat, I hope you mean Red Hat Enterprise Linux, because if you mean Red Hat Linux 9.0 or older versions, then you shouldn't bother with those as they're old and unsupported now.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 06:12 PM   #3
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From a quick google it appears that Fedora installs ok but you might have problems with getting wireless and audio to work.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 12:24 AM   #4
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Intel have a driver for the 3945 cards. It's not part of the kernel (odd, as their drivers for the 2100 and 2200 cards are), but is available on their website here. So, I'd think you'd be able to get the wireless to work.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 01:04 AM   #5
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This sound gr8
 
Old 05-31-2006, 08:24 PM   #6
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I am considering purchasing this laptop. Do you like how it runs? How is the multi-tasking on Windows? How is the battery life? Any success with Linux?
 
Old 06-09-2006, 04:28 AM   #7
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Hey ScifiGuy,

I am trying Installtion in 1-2 days will let u know.

Sadashiv
 
Old 06-09-2006, 02:37 PM   #8
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My laptop should arrive today. I cannot wait!
 
Old 06-09-2006, 04:57 PM   #9
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E1505 and Linux

Hi all

I just got one of these, and installed Kubuntu. Had no real problems with the install other than the wireless. If anyone finds a solution for the wireless, please let me know!

BTW - it does dual boot great with windows if you want to go that route...
 
Old 06-11-2006, 10:17 PM   #10
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install ubuntu/kubuntu

i have same machine, i tried fedora code 5, it didn't detect my wireless card.
so i tried kubuntu, everything works great.. i think you should go for it..
 
Old 07-04-2006, 08:18 AM   #11
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Redhat AS 2.1 on Dell Inspiron 6400

Dear All,

I am planning to purchase Dell Inspiron 6400 in next 1-2 days with the same configuration listed by sadashiv.linux.

1) Dell Inspiron 6400, Intel Core Duoprocessor T2300 (2MB/1.66GHz/667MHz)
2) 15.4 Inch Wide-screen WXGA Display for Inspiron 6400/E150
3) 1GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm for Inspiron 6400/E1505
4) Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950 GM
5) 80GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive for Inspiron 6400/E1505
6) Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem, for Inspiron
7) Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps), for for Inspiron 6400/E1505

8) Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR) for Inspiron 6400/E1505
9) 8X DVD+/-RW Drive for Inspiron 6400
10) Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, English without Media, for Inspiron


I had purchased HP Pavilion DV5000 - 5177 but could not even do partitining so had to return it back.

Please if, any one has the same experiense, share it with me.

Thanks in advanced.

>> Divyesh A.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 12:04 PM   #12
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running dual boot on E1505

i am running dual boot on my E1505. so i don't think partitioning will be any problem.
an running ubuntu + Window MC
 
Old 07-08-2006, 09:10 AM   #13
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Hi!
I am planning to purchase a Dell Inspiron 6400 notebook with a quite different configuration.
1)Intel ® Core™ DuoProcessor T2500 (2 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
2)15.4" Wide Screen UltraSharp™ WSXGA+ (1680x1050) with TrueLife™ display
3)2048MB 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
4)100GB (5,400 rpm) Hard Drive
5)8x DVD+/- RW drive
6)256MB ATI® MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400, PCI-Express x16
7)Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy® ADVANCED HD™ Audio- Trial Version
8)Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3 Mbps) with Enhanced Data Rate
9)Intel® Pro WLAN 3945 Wireless (802.11a/b/g 54 Mbps) card

I would like to install also linux on it.Do you think is possible?Which distro do you advise me?
Thanks a lot!
 
Old 07-09-2006, 12:25 PM   #14
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initially i had installed latest fedora core on my e1505, had problem with configuring wifi(had to recomplile kernal)
now i have shifted to ubuntu. it works great. everything works...
so i guess red hat might have similar problems with wifi and sound..

Last edited by kurund; 07-09-2006 at 12:27 PM.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 04:48 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kurund
i am running dual boot on my E1505. so i don't think partitioning will be any problem.
an running ubuntu + Window MC
What about the Dell Restore Partition? Is it available that way?
 
  


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