[lug] Looking for a laptop...
kevin at kevinkempterllc.com
Mon Oct 27 16:12:49 MDT 2008
I may be able to help you out. I have a couple of used IBM thinkpads.
If I remember correctly, I think the specs are along these lines:
CD/DVD ROM (NOT a burner I suspect)
1.5Gz Pentium-M processor
35G Hard Drive
These laptops have NO built-in wireless card. Let me know if you're
On Oct 23, 2008, at 9:12 PM, Mike Stanczyk wrote:
> Well, I'm in the market for a used laptop again. My new job is
> needs me to
> have a linux laptop but it's a startup and the money situation is
> So I have HP branded Compaq NC8000 running Windows for games. No
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> My requirements for a used laptop:
> 1 Ghz processor
> expandable to 2 gig of memory
> support for 250gig hard drive. ;-)
> Support for running Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.x via dual booting.
> touchpad. (I can't use a touchpoint worth a damn. It's ok to have
> graphics better than 1024x768.
> My budget is around $500. I'd like to go new but I have other
> and I need something in the next week or so, not the 3-4 weeks a new
> would take.
> So please, share your horror stories of hardware I should avoid. If
> have a laptop you'd like to sell, I'd like to hear that too. 8-)
> And yes, for the record, I did send my mother my old laptop when I
> the Compaq. *sigh*
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