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Old 09-08-2003, 09:25 PM   #1
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I want a linux Vaio tr1a I have the money but....

Has anyone tried this yet, I'm sure someone will at some point but I want to do it cause i think its exactly what I want. Couple simple questions. Whats the tiniest partition for windows that I can have, and will that partition show up as a drive on my computer (because I will need windows until I get everything working). Also, does anyone know if they will come out with a driver for the camera on the top cause that would be sweet and finally Is a good place to get the drivers set up for me if I decide to buy this laptop, or does anyone else have a suggestion.

Old 09-09-2003, 04:14 PM   #2
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First, don't ever buy a specialty or unique style of computer for linux, as probably nobody cares enough about it go get things like the little camera to work. Second, figure out before attempting how much will work, and do not leave windows on a partition, just, get rid of it. Third, linux drivers are built in, so, having someone set it up for you would seem to be a waste of money.
Old 09-09-2003, 10:29 PM   #3
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Emperor Linux evidently sells laptops with custom linux installs... there are a lot of third party kernel drivers for exotic hardware, pseudo-proprietary hardware, etc... if they guarantee that all of the peripherals will work and you think its worth the money, absolutely... Viaos are cranky as Sony crammed as much weird stuff in there as possible. They're probably the most difficult base Linux install among laptops... short of the Compaq where so many corners were cut that things that should work do not.

Windows... depends, XP? About a Gig, maybe 1.5. 2k? A gig should be fine.



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