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Re: [SLE] Need a hardware guru(compaq) OT
  • From: wilson@xxxxxxxxxxx (Jonathan Wilson)
  • Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 17:42:31 -0500
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I've made several installs of Linux on compaqs, including a recent install of SuSE 7.1. It'll work - the BIOS is in a ROM chip on the mainboard, not on the hard drive. Go for it.

At 05:12 PM 5/2/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>Picked up a Pressario 7478 cheap, at the local CompUSA sidewalk sale Sunday.
>Question is this: what will happen if I wipe the disk to do my own
>partitioning and OS installs? When I hit F10 to get to the BIOS, it is a
>Compaq BIOS setup....not an Award or Phoenix, etc. The drive is setup of
>course, with Compaq's system saver on D:. Is this doable? Will I see a real
>BIOS if I wipe the disk? If this is a dumb question, forgive me...just a
>little nervous. I want to dual boot it with Win98 and Suse7.1. I have the
>full retail Win98, so I don't care about the system saver stuff. Thanks much.
>RLU #12043
>SuSE 7.1 PRO
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Jonathan Wilson
System Administrator

Cedar Creek Software
Central Texas IT

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