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Installing RedHat 8.0 on Caompaq Evo N1005v Notebook

Paul Postin
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Installing RedHat 8.0 on Caompaq Evo N1005v Notebook

Has anyone successfully installed a linux distro (particularly RedHat 8.0) on the Compaq Evo N1005v? During a CD-Rom install the CD Drive becomes unavailable when selecting CD-Rom as the media location, and during a boot disk install it cannot find any hard disks (the images are on a visible FAT partition). Are there any specific paramaters i need to pass at install? I've tried loads of resource sites and this forum is my last hope....I know there are many peoplein my situation - so any help appreciated...

Paul :)
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Chakravarthi
Trusted Contributor

Re: Installing RedHat 8.0 on Caompaq Evo N1005v Notebook

Hi,
check the following link

http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/compaq.html

chakri
Paul Postin
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing RedHat 8.0 on Caompaq Evo N1005v Notebook

Thanx, but that is a resource i have tried and holds no answer to this problem...
Chakravarthi
Trusted Contributor

Re: Installing RedHat 8.0 on Caompaq Evo N1005v Notebook

were U able to install any other OS, looks to be ID issue
Paul Postin
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing RedHat 8.0 on Caompaq Evo N1005v Notebook

WinXP Pro and 2k Pro both went on no-probs. This is a very common problem of which i have found many posts on many forums. There has still to my knowledge never been a solution posted. Does anyone from compaq Moderate this forum? who could possibly obtain a solution?
Twan Duis
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing RedHat 8.0 on Caompaq Evo N1005v Notebook

Hi there,

My EVO N1005V refuses to install any Redhat from 7.1 upto 8.0. a search on www.google.com/linux has several option to use it with Mandrake 9.0. Debian with older 2.2.x kernel will also work.

Twan