New laptop

Last night, I got my new laptop. Its a Vostro 1500 from Dell, and it looks hawt. It has a Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2 GHz, 2 X 1GB DDR2-666 SDRAM, a Seagate Momentus 7200 RPM 160GB hard drive. Graphics and sound aren’t the greatest ever, but I didn’t buy it for gaming anyway. I got it to be fast, and it sure is. 😀
The laptop came with Windows Vista Business edition, which is actually pretty nice. Sure, I can’t find my way around it, but thats probally just getting used to it. I do want to install Windows XP and Kubuntu on it as well, though. XP because I actually need it for school (They force us to use MS Visual Studio.) and Kubuntu because thats what I want to actually use.
The problem with Windows XP is that, apparently, my harddrive is so exotic or something, that the installation disk doesn’t have drivers for them. I have a driverset thats supposed to work with XP, but haven’t yet figured out how to make the installer use them. (If anyone is actually reading this, feel free to make suggestions. 🙂 )
I’ve decided to wait untill Kubuntu 7.10 comes out before installing that, because somehow whenever I attempt an upgrade, it becomes a mess.
Oh, and I want an actual mouse. :/

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3 Responses to New laptop

  1. Seth says:

    You need to either slipstream the SATA drivers onto the disc, or put them on a floppy and then press F6 while XP setup is loading when it says “Press F6 to load additional drivers”. XP doesn’t handle SATA drives natively.

  2. Jory says:

    A verry overdue thank you for the information, Seth. 😛

    It seems there just isn’t a driver that XP will work with for my HD, which is kind of sad. But oh well, Vista isn’t actually that bad, and I still have hopes of being able to install Kubuntu.

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