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Re: [SLE] Need a hardware guru(compaq) OT
  • From: wilson@xxxxxxxxxxx (Jonathan Wilson)
  • Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 18:12:56 -0500
  • Message-id: <5.1.0.14.0.20010502181138.0249dec8@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ok, I might be totally wrong, but I do know this: I've installed both mandrake and SuSE on a presarios as the only OS(I just told YaST2 to use the whole disk) and it works fine, no Qs asked.


At 05:53 PM 5/2/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>On all the compaq's i have seen the bios has been on the hard drive. Im dealing an old 486 that someone dredged up from a garage sale that then brought me to try an get win95 on it for them. The bios partition is gone from the hardrive on this beast. Im out of luck unless i can find the iamage on there site. I would make sure where the bios stuff is kept on the machine before I did anything to it.
>
>jack
>
>
>At 05:42 PM 5/2/2001 -0500, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
>>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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>>Jonathan Wilson
>>System Administrator
>>
>>Cedar Creek Software http://www.cedarcreeksoftware.com
>>Central Texas IT http://www.centraltexasit.com
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>
>Jack Malone
>jack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>http://www.ballistic.com/~jemalone
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>
>Luke 4:18-19
> "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,
> to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
>(NIV)
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Jonathan Wilson
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