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From: "Zimmerling, Alexander" <Alexander.Zimmerling@...>
Subject: AW: Gentoo on Samsung Q45
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:38:55 +0200
Oh wow,

thanks for the fast reply and the bunch of tips. I'll order the notebook and boot some LiveCD-Systems. If there are any problems (like unrecognized hardware) I'll donate this notebook to my GF ;)

greetings!

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Von: alex.howells@... [mailto:alex.howells@...] Im Auftrag von Alex Howells
Gesendet: Dienstag, 16. Oktober 2007 22:12
An: gentoo-laptop@g.o
Betreff: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Gentoo on Samsung Q45

> > Typically speaking the LiveCD lags several versions behind the 
> > latest kernel.org kernel so it's not a 100% indicator whether things 
> > will work.
>
> for example, opensuse's one was always current with the distro. the 
> distro was out less than 14 days ago and included a lot of new 
> packages. that one i pretty good in terms of drivers (has the 2.6.22r8 if i don't miss).
> your affirmation is good to point out that if livecd works out then 
> surely the installed distro would surelly go well.
> i was forgetting: for all the new processors it's possibile to run 
> paravirtualized windows on linux with xen. so you can run windows and 
> linux at the same time if you need to. also i would recommend 
> installing linux on a lvm2 (on the gentoo docs should be some instructions on how to do it).

However you may end up fighting with the fact xen-sources usually lags several major versions behind gentoo-sources; and also end up fighting with qemu-dm to get your hardware virtualized copy of Windows running.
Last I checked HVM is also quite slow.

Given all the options I've stuck with VMware for virtualizing MS Windows lately.  Obviously not acceptable if you can't live with a binary blob though, although these days you can pick up VMware Server for free and it's perfectly functional.
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