[lug] Looking for a laptop...
David L. Anselmi
anselmi at anselmi.us
Thu Oct 23 22:19:01 MDT 2008
Mike Stanczyk wrote:
> So I have HP branded Compaq NC8000 running Windows for games. No problem,
> I'll get off my lazy butt and install that linux partition I've been
> To make a very agravating story short: They put a drive size limit in the
> laptop. The laptop will only recognize a 160 Gig Disk. So what right?
Interesting. Compaq used to be notorious for doing stupid things that
made your hardware less usable than it should be. I thought they were
over it long ago.
> Well, it's not a drive geometry limit. It's a limit on the size of the
> partition on the disk. I put a 250Gig disk in the laptop and
> clonezilla-ed the windows partition over. If the windows partion is over 160Gig, the
> laptop will not boot, "disk read error". if the partition is under 160gig, the
> laptop runs flawlessly. #^#$&@$#%& me!
> So it's gotta go. I'm not gonna give this thing another chance to back
> stab me.
I'll take it if you're throwing it away. It would be interesting to see
what combinations of partitions work/don't work. I don't need more than
160GB in a partition (Windows doesn't get any and Linux happily makes
them all look like one).
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