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Dual boot Linux and XP on Lenovo 3000 J205

2011-11-03, 14:25 PM
I have a 3000 j205 (I think. It says 9686-A12 on the tag) and a friend of mine set it up for dual boot with Suse which works well and XP which can't access the internet. I called customer support and was told that since my mother bought the machine (she died a year ago of Cancer) that they could only talk to her. It's a Vista box that never worked right for her (she gave up after 3 months of trying to get it working, tech support coming out and even my brother and kids trying to make it work longer than 20 minutes on the net) I figured out that the drivers for XP to run the network card are missing. It even sees the wireless router in the line and the Comcast cable modem, but it still swears the internet isn't out there. Any ideas? The original Vista had the same problem trying to access the net.
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Re: Dual boot Linux and XP on Lenovo 3000 J205

2011-11-04, 17:21 PM

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-69024

 

If the machine originally came with Vista, then it probably has the Marvell ethernet driver.

 

Scroll down to networking and you'll see the Marvell ethernet driver listed.

 

See if that works.

 

Dave


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Re: Dual boot Linux and XP on Lenovo 3000 J205

2011-11-04, 19:47 PM
I tried downloading the Ethernet drivers on the Linux side, but couldn't get it to cross to the XP side (like I said, I'm a newbie) What I did figure out on my own was to get a Netgear wireless transponder, which allowed XP to access the net and download all the XP updates to SP3 (84 plus!) then it autosearched the drivers needed and voila! It's now on the net!
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Re: Dual boot Linux and XP on Lenovo 3000 J205

2011-11-04, 21:23 PM

good job.

 

xp has a slew of updates, doesn't it?

 

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