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RE: [SLE] Need a hardware guru(compaq) OT
  • From: "David Bottrill" <david.bottrill@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 23:42:43 +0100
  • Message-id: <LAEPKHGANHIFKPAGMGLCKEEKDJAA.david.bottrill@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
I stand corrected, I've only ever seen the BIOS setup in ROM on the odd
compaq (Re-badged) laptops. Most Compaqs I've seen have had the BIOS setup
progs on Disc, maybe at last Compaq have seen the light, if Award and
Phoenix can do it the sure Compaq don't need Windows and a few VB apps to do
what a can be done in a few 100 lines of assembler.

David Bottrill


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Wilson [mailto:wilson@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 02 May 2001 23:43
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Need a hardware guru(compaq) OT
>
>
> 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:
> >Hello,
> >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.
> >--
> >TRBishop
> >tb64710@xxxxxxxxxx
> >RLU #12043
> >SuSE 7.1 PRO
> >
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