LFS for old Compaq LTE 5300 laptop

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Wed May 19 03:46:46 PDT 2010


On Wed, 2010-05-19 at 00:12 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Leho Pärnapuu wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have one old Laptop: Compaq LTE 5300.
> 
> Something to watch for with Compaq computers: They
> don't like to boot other than the pre installed
> OS. Some of them will complain that you have a corrupted
> MBR and enter some sort of recovery mode if they
> have other than the pre installed OS on them. Many
> of them have the BIOS in a special disc sector
> or partition. If you inadvertently overwrite it,
> then you may wind up with a mostly unusable system.

What time period are you talking about for these comments? For it to be
a 133MHz machine, we're talking about a machine from 1997 or so - a good
thirteen years ago.

Simon.
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