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Old 07-04-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy Toshiba Equium What Linux Distribution To Install


I have a new Toshiba Equium A60 Laptop.

I have tried to install Mandrake 10.1 2005 Edition onto it and once it has loaded it will crash the machine after a few mins or even seconds.

Any ideas on what this problem could be?

I am using this version of Mandrake currently on a Desktop PC fine.

I have also tried installing debian onto this machine but i cant even get to the install part. I get a Kernel Panic error when booting the install cd.

Or is there a better Free Linux distribution i can try on this Laptop.

Any help would be great.
Old 07-04-2005, 01:25 PM   #2
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slackware. I don't have that model but i have a 2 month old toshiba and slack works fine.
Old 07-14-2005, 03:16 PM   #3
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I have the same machine but with Fedora 4 installed.

The problem I had was that the machine just switched off after a few minutes due to over heating during the install.

I solved it by setting the power management to maximum (CPU max and the fan is working all the time). I did this in the BIOS - (ALT-ESC at boot time I think it was).


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