Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: "Zimmerling
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: AW: [gentoo-laptop] Gentoo on Samsung Q45
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 07:50:39
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Gentoo on Samsung Q45 by Alex Howells
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 ;)


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

> > Typically speaking the LiveCD lags several versions behind the > > latest 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. -- gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list -- gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list