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May 14, 2012, 12:12 PM


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HP A8 laptop install

Well,

I just got this new HP A8 laptop.

After setting up the default windows, I modified
the bios boot order to use the internal DVD. Then
I inserted a 12.0 lived DVD. It put for
small gentoo symbols across the top, then went
blank after 3 minutes. The DVD drive was very active
for about 5 minutes then silence?


Any suggestions or install guides are most welcome.
It's been a few years since I installed Gentoo on
a laptop and lots has change. Right now, I'm downloading
the 12.1 liveDVD to see if it will boot that. Both
were the amd64-multilib version. The lived DVD work
on other (older) 64amd machines I have.....
If not then its on to to knoppix or ubuntu to
see it will boot any linux distro.

Years ago, when I last did a dual boot install, there
was a windows method for shrinking the windows
partition. Then I repartitioned the drive and put
gentoo on those new partitions. Has that approached,
using grub changed? The guides I seen to be finding
via google, look dated.

It a dv7 model AtB11UA (6C23CL?) from Costco. I got a week
or 2 to get the dual boot working correctly, or it
goes back to Costco; so any advice is welcome.


Any feedback is welcome.

Subject User Time
HP A8 laptop install wireless at tampabay May 14, 2012, 12:12 PM
    Re: HP A8 laptop install w41ter at gmail May 14, 2012, 1:35 PM
    Re: HP A8 laptop install ny6p01 at gmail May 14, 2012, 5:15 PM
    Re: HP A8 laptop install stroller at stellar May 14, 2012, 5:27 PM
    Re: HP A8 laptop install ny6p01 at gmail May 14, 2012, 6:41 PM
    Re: HP A8 laptop install michaelkintzios at gmail May 14, 2012, 10:55 PM
        Re: HP A8 laptop install wireless at tampabay May 17, 2012, 2:36 PM
    Re: HP A8 laptop install wonko at wonkology May 15, 2012, 2:11 AM
        Re: HP A8 laptop install h.v.bruinehsen at fu-berlin May 15, 2012, 4:11 AM
            Re: HP A8 laptop install wonko at wonkology May 15, 2012, 2:21 PM

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