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Old 01-01-2006, 03:40 AM   #1
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Exclamation Fedora 4 on XPS M140 HOWTo

Hello all I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I look through the board plus also around the net. I was wondering has anyone tried to load Fedora 4 on a new Dell XPS M140 before. Here are the spec's for what I got.

Dell XPS M140
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 750 (1.86GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
14.1 inch WXGA TrueLife™ LCD Panel
1GB Shared DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimms
100GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Intel® PRO 2200 Internal Wireless (802.11 b/g, 54Mbps)
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900

I also look threw the laptop link but could not find it. Any kind of help would be nice...

Plus the laptop that I just bought would that be the

Dell XPS M140 Gen 2?

Sorry I"m a newbie to loading linux on a laptop.

Malachai. --- Plus Happy New Years.
Old 05-11-2006, 07:26 PM   #2
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How did you get on?

Usually I've found that anaconda can handle most things that are problematic for other distros.
The only issue I've found is if you want to install fedora to an external HDD. Something which can be useful if you want to keep the special edition win XP.

Otherwise, for a newbie, I'd suggest completely removing windows and just running a linux box: avoids complications. It is also a good idea to run fdisk -l from a live distro or fedoras rescue mode to see how your drive is really partitioned, and lspci to see what cards you really have in there.

BTW: I found you doing a search in relation to another thread:
... all about that graphics accelerator chipset you have.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 05-11-2006 at 07:27 PM.


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