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    K, I'm looking into getting a new laptop. A Sony GRS something or other. Just asking if anyone has one and has tried installing Linux on it. Getting rid of the Toshiba (:D check toshiba troubles for a full detail ) and until SW 9.0 came out with the Toshiba problems fixed on it I had no success. I just wanted to check ahead to see what people have heard about blah, blah, blah. YES, I've googled, been to linux-laptops.net, and the linux questions forum. Anyone seen anything related?
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    Re: Linux On Sony?

    Originally posted by Cyb3RSoldi3R
    K, I'm looking into getting a new laptop. A Sony GRS something or other. Just asking if anyone has one and has tried installing Linux on it. Getting rid of the Toshiba (:D check toshiba troubles for a full detail ) and until SW 9.0 came out with the Toshiba problems fixed on it I had no success. I just wanted to check ahead to see what people have heard about blah, blah, blah. YES, I've googled, been to linux-laptops.net, and the linux questions forum. Anyone seen anything related?
    I haven't seen anything on it, but, a friend of mine bought a Sony laptop in the last 6 months or so, I don't remember what model, but he got several flavours working on there no problem. I think he finally settled on Slack. Sorry I can't be a little more helpful, but, it is possible to run Linux on a Sony, I'm not sure how difficult it was for him though.

    -PoT

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    • #3
      I've put redhat on sony's and they worked fine. I also tried NetBSD, but it failed to boot at all.

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      • #4
        Don't down play yourself, that was more helpful then anyone else I asked. Getting anything to run linux IS POSSIBLE, don't mistake me on that, but I'd rather be ready for what I'm jumping into. The Toshiba was a nightmare.

        Standings On Toshiba 5005-S504

        Got to prompt:

        RedHat 7.2
        RedHat 7.3
        Mandrake
        Slack 9.0

        Wouldn't Install:

        RedHat 8.0
        FreeBSD 5.0
        OpenBSD 3.2
        WarLinux ver. 0.5

        Installed but booted with synching Errors:

        Slackware 8.1
        DeBian 3.0r1
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cyb3RSoldi3R
          Getting anything to run linux IS POSSIBLE,
          It's true, My cat is now running on Slack.
          .: Grifter :.

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