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kenz
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installing linux in G430

Hi guys

 

yesterday i brought lenovo 3000 g430 [Free Dos option ] , i already installed windows XP on it , i need to install linux as dualboot on it

 

which are the linux distributions can be installed in g430....? [am looking for Suse 11.1 ,RHEL 5]

 

and is there any way to get the drivers....?

 

thanks in advance

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Re: installing linux in G430

SuSE 11.1 will be a very good fit for your laptop provided that you test the functionality using live cd versions of open SuSE 11.1

 

you can get them here .

 

Install linux from the same cd after you feel satisfied about using the live cd version 

 

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kenz
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Re: installing linux in G430

thanx for the reply....

 

what about the drivers , did suse will automaticaly detect all the hard ware components...?

kenz
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Re: installing linux in G430

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Re: installing linux in G430

It should detect them.Try the live cd first.
kenz
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Re: installing linux in G430

yesterday i tried to install RHEL 5 in to my laptop....

 

but am not able to install since it is not able to detect the drivers.....

 

that means i can not install any linux version in my laptop..?

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