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Old 06-23-2004, 12:14 AM   #1
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Linux on an Acer TravelMate 2502LM Notebook

Hey all,
After much pleading and weaseling my mom has agreed to go halfway with me on a laptop as a graduation present. I have searched the Microcenter website and even made a few trips to my local MIcrocenter to check out laptops, the best one i have seen so far is the Acer TravelMate 2502LM.

Problem is I have read some bad things about Acer and Linux...... There are no reviews on this particular laptop on the net, and nothing in LQ about it.

Just curious if anyone can shed any light on this model (or acer in general) in regards to linux. I intend to install Knoppix 3.4 to the hard drive and dual boot XP although XP will be RARE

As a rider question I have seen a lot of laptop manufactuers don't believe in recovery disks... they use a recovery partition which can not be messed with, any one know about that on this laptop?


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Old 06-23-2004, 09:11 PM   #2
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100% OEM compatible

Battery type: Lithium-ion
Volts: 14.8V
Color: black
Compatible part Numbers:

Acer 91.49V28.001, BT.00803.004, BT.T3004.001, BT.T3007.001, BT.T3007.003, BTP-58A1, BTP-59A1, BTP-84A1, BTP-85A1, LC.BTP03.002

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Acer TravelMate 240, 250, 2000, 2500, 1610 series Aspire 1360, 1520, 1610, 1620, 1660, 3010, 5010 and Extensa 2000, 2500. Also works with Wistron MS2136, MS2138, MS2143 models. Acer travelmate 2502 laptop computer

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Old 04-14-2006, 09:12 AM   #4
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shane25119 I am dual booting on my acer aspire 3000 running FC5 and just about everything works. In fact the only thing im having problems with are the wireless network and, sound though the sound is something I messed up.

I preferred the aspire over the travelmate because of the bigger keyboard area and I think it also had a bigger screen, I forget since its been a while since I looked at it.

One of the main things I found even in windoze is batter life acer ships most of there laptops with a small battery. The stock battery will only last about one hour on mine. So check that out I know a friend with a dell and he says he gets three hours on his. You can get a bigger battery from acer for $150. Not sure how long that one lasts I've been to cheep to get it so far.

All in all I like my acer does everything I want it to

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