"With a 1.3 GHz Celeron processor, 248 MB RAM (how it has this
amount, I don't know) and a 20 GB hard drive, the specs are pretty
similar to the Gateway, except for the Gateway's 1 GB of memory,
which I'll probably split between the two machines.
"The Toshiba came to me with Windows XP, and this time I wanted
to preserve Windows and dual-boot it with a FOSS OS. The CD/DVD
drive is extremely flaky. I think it's dying. It does better with
"commercial" CDs, and I did get it to boot Partition Magic so I
could shrink the NTFS Windows partition and set it up for
"The only Linux CD I could boot was Debian's Etch and a Half.
Something was squirrely on our network, and I couldn't get DNS
working in the installer. I could've done a minimal install, fixed
/etc/resolv.conf and then brought the rest of Debian into the box,
but I took this opportunity to go in a different direction."