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knowyourights 08-10-2006 09:12 PM

i am presently attempting to install gentoo live cd install onto my v2000 amd 64 machine. So far 3 failed attempts :(


Originally Posted by geoffcaplan
I bought the Linspire package and decided to test it first using the Live CD function. It started to boot, then many errors came up, resulting in Live CD boot failure. Should I go ahead and try to install the OS to my HD anyway? I have a brand new Compaq Presario V2000 series notebook with 1GB RAM and AMD Turion 64 processor. I have had problems using Linux in the past on other computers, so I am very leery, but I am still attracted to Linux. I was wondering if I should try a HD install or is the LIVE CD problem a warning NOT to do it? Also, is Linspire wi-fi or wireless friendly? I'm trying to get away from Windoze. Thanks for the advice.

linspireman 07-13-2007 09:46 AM

Copmaq Presario V2000
I purchased a Compaq Presario V2000 a little over a year ago with Windows XP. I do not do windows, so I tried to install Linspire 5.0, but it would not work. Linspire support suggested to us the V2, or Linspire 5.1, and it worked. It aslo recognized my wifi upon installation. Mine has the AMD Sempron 3300, with a little less than 1 gig of memory. I think that my 5.0 was worn out. I used it on a lot of computers. The Linspire 6.0 does NOT recognize my wifi, so I put 5.1 back on it. It works wonderfully.

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