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Old 02-12-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
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Talking Greetings from an old 'new guy'


Greetings all!
Im coming back into Linux (btw Ubuntu), mainly because I am attempting to prevent the 'bricking' of an el-cheapo netbook I bought.

It, of course, had the GAWD-AWFUL Win CE (6) on it... So, knowing less-than-nothing about the architecture (other than being ARM-based), I attempted to install Android... and from that point, owned a battery-operated paperweight.

As of today I have loaded Ubuntu on my new 'big' laptop (leaving Windows 7) and:
1) am going thru a learning curve since the last Linux I worked with was like... Redhat 7... I think?
2) have (as of today), a working version of Debian (william?) that runs on the netbook, though it still must boot from the SD card.

For those who are interested:
The netbook is (supposedly) from Elovo... Model # X6-7A (and can be found on the 'net with that number).
It has 'typical' specs...
300MHz (WM)ARM926EJ-S
128Mb RAM
2GB 'flash' (configured as USB perhaps?)
7 in screen - hard on the 'old eyes' without reading specs!

The rest I will leave to more appropriate forum areas.

Last edited by justboo2u; 02-12-2011 at 07:21 PM. Reason: HATE spelling thing worng! :)
 
Old 02-12-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ
 
Old 02-12-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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Howdy! Welcome to the community!
 
Old 02-12-2011, 09:32 PM   #4
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Thanks!

Before RedHat, probably the last 'unix' I worked with was...

Microsoft XENIX on the Tandy Model 16/16b/6000...

Boy... THOSE were the days! mc68000 CPUs and 8-INCH FD drives!

Somehow... I dont miss them!
 
Old 02-13-2011, 03:03 AM   #5
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Wow that was a Cadillac, if I remember correct, my Tandy had a tape drive.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 03:36 PM   #6
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Talking Yep...

... and weighed about as much as one!

Nearly as much as the 10Mb (that MEGabyte) drive attached to it later!

 
Old 02-13-2011, 03:57 PM   #7
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My old tandy didn't have any hard storage whatsoever; Two floppy drives, a power button, and that was it. I miss those days.....
 
  


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