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Old 03-17-2002, 08:57 PM   #1
TheShape75
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Unhappy Linux on a Sony Vaio PCG-FXA32


I just bought a Sony laptop, and it has a blank drive other than the Windows XP kernel. I tried installing Redhat 7 on it and all went fine until it said "click next to begin installing packages". i clicked next and the laptop shut down immediately. What gives?
 
Old 03-17-2002, 09:11 PM   #2
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Stick with Mdk

Mandrake seems to support more devices than RH.
Did you format the drive? I have noticed that the Compaq laptops have a chunk of harddrive set aside for "Compaq" crap. Can't get rid of it without reformatting.
 
Old 03-17-2002, 09:13 PM   #3
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The problem is I can't get to XP at all to format!
 
Old 03-17-2002, 09:28 PM   #4
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Do you want to format all of the hd.................wipe out XP?
 
Old 03-17-2002, 09:29 PM   #5
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Disregard the last post

Mdk or RH both offer partioning options....................when you boot up from the disk.
 
Old 03-17-2002, 09:30 PM   #6
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Yep

I got the unit for a great deal, and I have no use for XP. When I start it up, all I get is basically the splash screen and then nothing.
 
Old 03-17-2002, 09:32 PM   #7
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Boot up

oot up with the linux disk of choice and follow the prompts......................can even go with the recommended install with Mdk.
 
Old 03-17-2002, 09:35 PM   #8
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Actually I elected to format and all that jazz, but it agreed with me until I started installing, at which point the unit powered down. Now it shuts down automatically if I have the Linux disc in the cd rom. I am lost!
 
  


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