[clug-talk] laptop recommendations
lewkor at gmail.com
Sun May 28 18:16:06 PDT 2006
I have my laptop. I got the Acer 3623 that does not have an OS and I
installed Linux on it. The only hitch was that I thought the wireless
device was called ethN. When I brought up Kwifimanager I saw that the
device was named ath0 and then I was away. Thanks for all the suggestions.
On 5/28/06, Shawn <sgrover at open2space.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 28 May 2006 18:08, Mitchell Brown wrote:
> > > If you
> > > have two partitions, C and D for example, only the C partition will be
> > > rewritten.
> > As far as I understand, the C can *only* be replaced if its
> > size/checksum/appearence is *exactly* that of what it was when it was
> > purchased. The technology used to recover the drive is not by Acer, but
> > is actually Norton Ghost (blah!!!). I don't think its possible to
> > it once you've resized the C:
> BZZZTTT!!! I think this is wrong. After all, I just recently did an
> fdisk on
> my new Acer and completely wiped the drive. Created the first partition
> Windows (That's the key - the recovery tool will always install to the
> partition), and then created suitable linux partitions.
> Next I restored my system to factory installation of the software, using
> new partitions. (WORD OF WARNING - boot up the before beginning any of
> - mine didn't come with any media whatsoever, and had to be burned when
> box was installed for the first time). After testing to make sure Windows
> was working fine, I then went ahead and installed Linux (Kubuntu Dapper in
> this case). I made sure that Linux was installed to the non-windows
> I'm happily running with a dual boot, with my own custom hard drive
> configuration. And I have no problems whatsoever that are caused by the
> hardware (other than a very minor glitch in the Intel video
> settings). Any
> issues I have run into are strictly related to the distribution I choose
> put on there. So, I can't blame Acer for choices made by Kubuntu.
> As for the Norton Ghost comment, again I claim this is wrong. I replaced
> Toshiba laptop that used Ghost for recovery, and I was able to customize
> drives there as well. Again though, the Windows partition must be first -
> but the size of the partition isn't overly critical as long as it's large
> enough to hold the necessary install.
> As for the recovery partition, this is but ONE method to handle
> recovery. I
> personally don't like to waste drive space on something I'm not likely to
> for the life of the computer. Instead I'd rather recover from a CD/DVD.
> Then I can reclaim that space for all my porn.. er.. stolen mp3's.. er no,
> work files.. yeah, that's it....
> The partition scheme of any computer when delivered is nothing more than a
> recommendation. For those who do not know what a partition is, this
> won't matter much. For those of us who know what we're doing, we're going
> change the recommendation to meet our needs... But if you don't make your
> recovery media first (or have it from the manufacturer), of course you're
> going to loose whatever is on the drive. That's just plain common sense.
> How's that saying go? A good muscian blames his instrument? I don't
> this applies in the computer world. Rather I think one who blames
> for every issue is not a very experienced mucisian yet.
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