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Old 04-28-2003, 11:37 AM   #1
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Installing RH9 on a laptop

I'm preparing to dual boot my XP Pro laptop by installing RH9. Is there anything special I should be aware of? Are there drivers for the Dell 802.11b NIC? Thanks in advance.
Old 04-28-2003, 11:46 AM   #2
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Check out . You'll find all the info you need there. In my experience I've found that the newer releases of distros can handle laptops better because there are more drivers. RedHat 7.3 did not work on my laptop but 8.0 works great.
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If you have firewire on the laptop you might need to disable it for ReHat 9 to boot ...atleast I did
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I have RH9.0 running on my it up and running w/ no problems...... Also, Mandrake 9.1, has also worked, for me on my laptop..... But , im not running dual boot either.... have finally , gotten rid of windows ..............WhoooooHoooooo......!!!!!!
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i have inspiron 2650c with redhat working without any problem
Old 05-04-2003, 05:30 PM   #6
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Sorry if this is beneath you but...don't forget to resize your XP ntfs partition.
I believe Mandrake includes a ntfs resize option, redhat does not. There may be other options aside from buying a commercial resizing tool, but I don't need them and I never looked. I have one desktop that dual boots XP and RH9. I used partition magic (which a lot of people dislike, I however got it super cheap and never had a problem with it).

On one's quest to find out if something is supported first try to enter the name/version of your distro and the name of the piece of hardware into the search box at Chances are, unless it was manufactured that day, someone got it working or came up with a workaround ot pitched it in the can and bought something else and you will have your answer.


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