Re installing XP on Sony
David H. Barr
dhbarr at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 19:23:45 CST 2005
On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 18:40:10 -0600, Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org> wrote:
> > Thanks, that IS a helpful post. I would love to set this up with
> > Linux like my main computer is but unfortunately Linux does not
> > support my Sprint tele-modem software that is written for MS
> Are you sure? Try an extremely recent distribution; there has been progress on
> supporting "winmodems" in the last year.
Good luck getting *XP* to run on a Vaio. 80% of what's in there
requires a proprietary driver that will not, of course, come with your
Windows XP disk, and may not be available at all without the original
restore CD. I -completely- recommend mirroring that extra partition
somewhere, until you have a known good XP install.
Vaio's are a symptom of what is wrong with the PC world. Proprietary
this, non-standard that, oddly-shaped the other. If you want to call
it a PC, make it compatible. If not, call it something else. But, as
someone said, "That's the nice thing about standards; there's so many
to choose from!"
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