[nSLUG] Linux on a laptop

Preston Smith prbasmith at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 19:44:41 AST 2005


A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you

I  just recently bought a laptop - Compaq V2414NR - Mobile AMD Turion  
64 ML-28CPU, 512 MB system memory, 80 GB Drive, etc loaded with XP Home.

My question is this.  As with most laptops the OS has been modified to 
incorporate Compaq's proprietary bits and pieces and to incorporate the 
normal power management routines.  Can I take 20 GB of the drive and 
create a Linux partition and install Grub or a similar program without 
screwing up the Compaq's system restore partition (D:) and other power 
management routines?




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