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Old 04-12-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
hasanceecy
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Question installing Debian on note book PC


Can I install "Debian Etch 4 R0 ( i386/32bit)" on my Compaq Presario Note book PC with following Configuration.

AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology MK-36 and 512KB L2 cache (2.0 GHz)
14.1" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display(1280 x 800)
Hitachi HTS541680J9SA00 Hard disk
nVidia GeForce Go 6150 with shared graphics memory
Super Multi 8X DVD R/RW with Double Layer Support
512 MB Ram

When I tried to install Debian Sarge 3.1, my hard disk was not detected for partition. An Error message, "no partition media found" displayed. When I tried Ubuntu 5.10, Installation was successful but graphic display was the problem.

I am familiar with debian, so please inform me which version of debian is suitable for my laptop

Hasan
 
Old 04-13-2007, 12:13 PM   #2
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Yeah, Etch should work. Sarge's installer doesn't like SATA hard drives, it causes that exact error message on pretty much all of 'em.

Just be prepared, I've heard of a lot of wireless problems with Etch.
 
  


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