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Old 08-25-2003, 09:35 AM   #1
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Question Transmeta ‘Crusoe’

Need some help here, anyone know if any linux distro can be loaded on a Transmeta ‘Crusoe’ run laptop. I know that Lindows is offered on it, but am not sure how true a *NIX distro Lindows is. I'm looking for a long life laptop and have found a great deal on one, so quick responses would greatly appreciated. TIA
Old 08-25-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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I believe linux should install without any problems. I remember once when I was recompiling a 2.4.21 kernel and for the processor type I think I seen a choice for the Crusoe chip.

Check with the distro you are thinking of installing hardware compatibility list to be certain.
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I use the Fujitsu Lifebook P-series with the Crusoe chip and run Mandrake 9.1. The battery life is more than double with what I was getting with XP. I had tried Mandrake 8.1 awhile ago and it was really a pain in the ass to install and work with. 9.1 is so much better.
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Remember its set to emulate x86, so more or less any distro should run on it. Most Crusoe based notebooks use the hell out of acpi, so its best to run with one of the distros that does a good job of that, Mandrake kinda, SuSe definately.




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