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Old 08-17-2009, 05:30 PM   #76
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when you say install something smaller, are you talking about a different linux application? like utubau? ( i know i didnt spell that correct )
Yes. I mean that, it's "ubuntu" but I don't think it would be much smaller. I am not SuSE user either, so maybe it's possible to trim it down a bit and free some space. I don't know, someone else will have to help with that.

I was thinking along the line of smaller distros, like DSL or Vector Linux. You would need to use a pen drive surely, since from what I can see on the info around the net it doesn't have any optical drive (cd/dvd).

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I dont understand why HP would put something that takes up THAT much disk space and leave you with only 3g of space to work with..
I am just as shocked as you. That SSD drive was one of the first ideas that came to my mind, however I was reluctant to believe that they are that silly to do that which I why I took you through all the hell of commands. However, fdisk doesn't usually lie and finding that advertisement with your exact model on the net persuaded me that yes, they *are* that silly. I have no idea why did they do this, but they did it nonetheless.

There seem to be a variety of models of your laptop, which range from 120 to 160 gb of hard disk, according to the hp official manual that I found in pdf format on their web site. But there also seem to be some machines like yours that was sold (probably at a lesser price) with only a 4gb SSD drive and your same exact version of linux preinstalled.

It's truly too little space for most tasks nowadays, even simple document processing and net surfing, less than a single layer dvd.

It might be a good idea to take it to an specialized shop and ask if they could check if there's any chance that it will admit an internal sata disk.

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Old 08-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #77
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Also, can you install suse on 3 GB?

fletch2k3, can you login as root and type
Code:
cd /
ls
and post the output?
 
Old 08-17-2009, 05:44 PM   #78
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If you boot the computer, you can press f12 or f2 or another key, depending on the computer to enter the BIOS.
There you can see the settings and hardware from the computer.
However, if you don't know what you are doing, I would suggest to ask someone with some knowledge of computers to do it for you.
I found my BIOS

Code:
Bus: None
Class: (spec): BIOS
Class: Internally used class
Model BIOS
Old Unique Key: IB+A.IZF+r4EgHp4
amp_biosflags :0
amp_enabled: No
apm_superversion: 0
amp_supported: No
amp_version: 0
bus_hwcfg: None
is_pnp_bios: yes
lba_support: yes
 
Old 08-17-2009, 05:51 PM   #79
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Also, can you install suse on 3 GB?

fletch2k3, can you login as root and type
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cd /
ls
and post the output?
Code:
bin   dev  home    lib      meida    opt    repository    sbin   sys  usr boot  etc .hplip  lost+found  mnt  proc   root          srv    tmp  var
 
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In the bios you can navigate, do you see anything about HD?

Just a thought, do you have gparted installed?
Perhaps you can see the other drives if you start gparted.
 
Old 08-17-2009, 05:58 PM   #81
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In the bios you can navigate, do you see anything about HD?

Just a thought, do you have gparted installed?
Perhaps you can see the other drives if you start gparted.
I found my BIOS stats under the YaST Control Center. Im looking for the gparted now.


no nothing about gparted.

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Old 08-18-2009, 12:53 AM   #82
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no nothing about gparted.
You can install gparted using yast
search for gparted
 
Old 08-18-2009, 02:54 AM   #83
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You have an SD card reader on your HP2133. Read the manual and check if it can be used as an extension of your hard disk. I have an Acer Aspire One and if I'm not mistaken, it can be used for that purpose.

I will read up on it when I get home.
 
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fletch2k3, just to make sure, you are not booting from a usb stick right?
Do you have windows installed on the netbook?
 
Old 08-18-2009, 07:29 AM   #85
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For those who doubt the 4GB, there was / is indeed a version with 4 GB; see http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/hp-2...-32924066.html
 
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Wim, you are correct, so the OP needs to trim down the system :-)
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:19 AM   #87
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You have an SD card reader on your HP2133. Read the manual and check if it can be used as an extension of your hard disk. I have an Acer Aspire One and if I'm not mistaken, it can be used for that purpose.

I will read up on it when I get home.

It only came with 2 books. one on what should come with the computer and the other on how to turn it on. ill download a pdf file of the manuel online.
 
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fletch2k3, just to make sure, you are not booting from a usb stick right?
Do you have windows installed on the netbook?
No, it wont accept the usb sticks i bought for it. Even though they are for linux systems. I dont have windows installed on here.
 
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For those who doubt the 4GB, there was / is indeed a version with 4 GB; see http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/hp-2...-32924066.html
I just saw this yesterday. thats frustrating that they would only give you 4gb of hd space. i just read the comment on the site that said get the next version up for more disk space. I feel bad, the person who bought this for me spent 600$ for a computer with no space ;(
 
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You can install gparted using yast
search for gparted
ok ill try it. i spent hours yesterday looking for that dumb beagle but i still never found him.
 
  


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