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Old 07-30-2003, 03:49 PM   #1
jibip
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install on a laptop


I'm not sure if this matters or not, but I would like to install linux on a laptop, b/c I have a bit of a space issue. I used to have a mandrake install on my desktop, but i blew that away to add more filespace for my home movies. So, I'm planning on looking on either ebay or pricewatch for something, useful but cheap.

I have 2 main questions:

1) Does linux install okay on laptops, or does this create hardware problems? If yes or no, does anyone recommend a basic setup other than just the OS sys req's?

2) Does anyone recommend a flavor that runs particularly well on a laptop? I've heard some very good things about gentoo, but i don't know. Should I stick with either a redhat or mandrake install, since I would say I am still in the end user/newbie classification?

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:00 PM   #2
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Hi jipib

There's a big Laptop section at the top of the Hardware section on this site - there's relevant info there.

I'd steer clear of Gentoo if your relatively new to Linux - try Red Hat or Mandrake

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