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Seires

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    RE: Need some good distro ideas
    Backtrack is a pretty good live CD distro I use at work alot. Has a ton of network features...including some that are a tad sketchy, but can help regardless. Otherwise OpenSuse was fun, alot of features, but a fairly large install from what I remember. Knoppix was always a favorite for something quick and easy though.
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    Backtrack is a pretty good live CD distro I use at work alot. Has a ton of network features...including some that are a tad sketchy, but can help regardless.

    Otherwise OpenSuse was fun, alot of features, but a fairly large install from what I remember. Knoppix was always a favorite for something quick and easy though.

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    RE: Linux on the new Sony P Series notebook
    hmm thanks for those links...Not sure, but it sounds like it loads a boot manager, which i'm not really sure I want to have on the computer. But maybe when the new models come out and I can play with one in private I will =)
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    hmm thanks for those links...Not sure, but it sounds like it loads a boot manager, which i'm not really sure I want to have on the computer. But maybe when the new models come out and I can play with one in private I will =)

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    RE: Linux on the new Sony P Series notebook
    [b]atreyu wrote:[/b] [quote]Do you need to go into the BIOS and change the boot order to allow booting from CD/DVD? Do you know that the drive is good? Have you tried booting from a bootable USB device?[/quote] I have not tried a USB Bootable. The only USB drive i currently have is a 16gb i use for personal use and can't wipe it for a little while till my project is done.
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    atreyu wrote:

    Do you need to go into the BIOS and change the boot order to allow booting from CD/DVD? Do you know that the drive is good? Have you tried booting from a bootable USB device?

    I have not tried a USB Bootable. The only USB drive i currently have is a 16gb i use for personal use and can't wipe it for a little while till my project is done.

  • Seires
    RE: Linux on the new Sony P Series notebook
    Nah it's not a booting issue perse' . I work for Sony, but prefer linux on most things and was just curious. I hook up the USB drive, bios is set properly, it starts to load the disk, but then just stays on a black screen. One of the distro's i tried, just kept flickering, so seemed like a video issue or something. Which is why I tried so many. I do repairs at a Sony Style store and we are generally rather slow, so I toy around with stuff I probably shouldn't, but general knowlege = fun. =)
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    Nah it's not a booting issue perse' . I work for Sony, but prefer linux on most things and was just curious. I hook up the USB drive, bios is set properly, it starts to load the disk, but then just stays on a black screen. One of the distro's i tried, just kept flickering, so seemed like a video issue or something.

    Which is why I tried so many. I do repairs at a Sony Style store and we are generally rather slow, so I toy around with stuff I probably shouldn't, but general knowlege = fun. =)

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    Linux on the new Sony P Series notebook
    I've been searching around and only found one person who successfully got Fedora 11 on the Sony P-series notebook...I tried to boot off a live DVD but didn't work. Anyone know of a Live CD/DVD distro that'll work on it? I've tried Suse, Fedora, Backtrack, and Knoppix, all no go.
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    I've been searching around and only found one person who successfully got Fedora 11 on the Sony P-series notebook...I tried to boot off a live DVD but didn't work.

    Anyone know of a Live CD/DVD distro that'll work on it?

    I've tried Suse, Fedora, Backtrack, and Knoppix, all no go.

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