E Frank Ball
frankb at efball.com
Tue Apr 10 15:27:56 PDT 2001
} Actually, I hope that my RH 6.0 will work for an HP or Thinkpad.
} I also have StormLinux which I might try.....
I have SuSE 5.? on a very old HP 5000 laptop (Pentium 90)
and Mandrake 7.0 on a HP 3000, previously it had RedHat 6.0 on it.
I work at Agilent (the company previously known as HP) and I haven't
heard of any major problems with Linux on the recent HP laptops.
If you are going to the trouble of doing a fresh install I'd spring for
some newer install CDs. Storm declared bankruptcy and will likely die
off, so you won't be able to upgrade it. RH 6.0 is pretty old. I'd get
some 6.2 CDs. Also think about Mandrake, 7.1 lets you install the
Reiser file system so you don't have to fsck if it crashes. Something
laptops do now and then (batteries don't last very long). Mandrake is
pretty similar to RH (fewer bugs too). If you were keen on Storm then
go with Debian.
E Frank Ball efball at efball.com
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