dual boot laptop

Ow Mun Heng ow.mun.heng at wdc.com
Tue Nov 18 01:50:42 UTC 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Timothy Ha [mailto:linuxmail at yandex.ru]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 6:16 AM
> Chiu, PCM (Peter) wrote:
> > Can someone suggest a laptop model and configuration
> > that can dual boot  XP, Fedora Core or SuSE with reasonable 
> performance
> > and least amount of problems.

I've putting in my 2 cents.

laptop is a Dell D600 1.4Ghz Centrino + 512MB Ram + 30GB HD + 14" SXGA+ 

Currently running on RH9. Not upgraded to FC1 yet.

Dual boots RH9 and XP using NT Bootloader. RH( loads by grub via

RH( is running with VMware. I have Win2K installed under VMware to use non
native apps that can't work under wine). I also have freeBSD running under

Sound is OK(ALSA). Wifi does not work (Intel pro-wireless) due to lack of
drivers from intel. Got a Netgear MA401 wifi card to use.

Only regrets.. GET a Bigger HD!!! El;se it would be a triple/quadruple boot
system!! (gentoo/mandrake/suse/fc1/rh9 etc..)

Batt life is a bit sucky.. 2.30 hours on a 6cell 48WH 4320mah batt. (it's
slightly better in XP)

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