I have a 1592DT, and I have managed to put Red Hat 7 on it. First, have a
look at http://linux-laptop.net which lists alot of resources about getting
linux on to the laptop, as well as useful config files for X etc.
Then see if there is a new BIOS (or ROMPAQ) for your machine. This machine
I have would not boot from CDROM until I installed the newest BIOS
If you can flash the new BIOS (it is almost all automated with Compaq
systems, just follow the instructions) and boot off the CDROM, the install
process is a fair bit quicker.
Once you have checked out the above, feel free to drop me a line about
From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
Sent: 03 April 2001 11:31
To: ILUG (E-mail)
Subject: [ILUG] Compaq Armada and Linux
I have got my hands on an old Compaq Armada 1572D (I think) laptop.
It's a Pentium MMX with 32Mb RAM and a 3 Gb Disk.
It has a CD-ROM, but won't boot from it.
I reckoned that this would make a pretty handy linux box, except I can't get
Linux onto the damn thing.
When I try to boot from a Linux Boot disk, I get a bios error saying that
the boot record is invalid :-(.
Anyone been there and found an answer?
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