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LinuxLookup.com: Dell Inspiron 4000 C600GT Review

Nov 07, 2000, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Recently, I was given the chance to get my hands on a brand new Dell Inspiron 4000. Can you guess what the first thing I did was? If you guessed, "Format that filthy Windows partition and install Linux on that baby!" then you are dead right. The contents of this review is a detailed synopsis of my experience with Linux on the Dell Inspiron 4000 C600GT laptop, how compatible it was as a whole, as well as my general thoughts on it...."

"My first attempt at an installation was with my current desktop distribution of RedHat 6.2. Since I already had the 6.2 CD lying around I used it as my first OS attempt."

"I first swapped the CDROM into the drive bay, I then hopped into the bios and made sure the CDROM was set to boot (it wasn't set by default). I then put the RH 6.2 CD into the drive and off I went. The install process begins and as usual, and I expect to see that nice Anaconda GUI install interface. Low and behold, I receive an Xserver error and I get stuck in the old text-based install. This was no problem; I've tackled RH installs back as far as 5.0 so this is no sweat. I continue on."

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