Re: Compaq Armada laptops...

Woodstock (
Fri, 6 Mar 1998 08:57:50 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 5 Mar 1998, Nathan Uno wrote:

> Has anyone had any success getting the kernel to run on the Compaq
> Armada series laptops? Any hidden "gotchas" in terms of kernel support
> of the hardware?
> My biggest problems with laptops is that it's hard to know what's under
> the hood, so it's hard to tell if Linux supports the hardware.
> Any information is greatly appreciated.

I've never put Linux on an Armada, but all I know is that we (at the
University of Dayton) have had no ends of problems with these machines.
ESPECIALLY in the docking stations.

And also, being a true Compaq machine, the BIOS setup utility is on a tiny
DOS partition at the front of the drive. The BIOS acutally uses DOS!!!

-Sir Woody Hackswell
(The ArchFool)
...i know we're no children any more / innocence lost in a sea of gray /
but i often wonder what else could be / and i still dream of running away
- Fates Warning "A Pleasant Shade of Gray"

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