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Hi all, recently switched to yoper on my desktop, and wanted to put it on my laptop, for which the specs will be found below. I put in my CD, ...
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    Yoper on laptop related questions...


    Hi all,

    recently switched to yoper on my desktop, and wanted to put it on my laptop, for which the specs will be found below. I put in my CD, I get to QTpartD, and my computer freezes. Here's what I know....

    Gateway put their system restore disc as an actual partition on the harddrive, but labeled it really weird, so, despite the fact that it's technically the first partition on the drive, it's labeled #5. I've long since formatted this partition, however, since I have no use for it whatsoever, and find gateway's support laughable at best.

    The other question is how well supported my integrated intel wireless card will be in Yoper, will any extra downloads be required?



    computer specs:

    Gateway M210CS

    PRODUCT DETAILS


    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    Application Software: Microsoft® Works 8.0
    AntiVirus Software: Norton AntiVirus 90 day introductory offer
    Processor: Intel® Celeron® M Processor 340 (1.5GHz)
    Memory: 256MB 333MHz DDR SDRAM
    Hard Drive: 40GB 4200rpm Ultra ATA hard drive
    Floppy Drive: Integrated 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader
    Optical Drive: Integrated 24x/10x/24x CD-RW / 8x DVD combo
    Extended Service Plan Including Limited Warranty: Notebook Value Service Plan -- 3 year parts/labor/no on-site/3 year technical support
    Expansion Slots: One type II PC card slot
    External Ports: (3) USB 2.0, VGA, IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
    Screen: 14.1" Widescreen XGA TFT Active Matrix
    Video: Integrated Intel® graphics with 32MB UMA memory technology
    Keyboard and Mouse: Full-Sized Keyboard and EZ Pad® Pointing Device
    Multimedia Package: Integrated sound and stereo speakers, headphone/speaker jack, and mic jacks
    Speakers: External speakers not selected
    Battery: Lithium ion battery with AC pack and 1 yr. limited battery warranty
    Modem: Integrated V.92 56K modem
    Network Adapter: Integrated Intel® 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
    Internet Service Provider: Six months America Online® Internet access
    Integrated Wireless Networking Adapter: Integrated 802.11b/g wireless networking card (does not qualify as Centrino if Celeron® processor is selected)
    Part Number: 1008255
    Carrying Case: Gateway Carrying Case


    ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


    Processor:
    Intel® Celeron® M Processor 340
    (1.5GHz, 400FSB, 512KB L2)
    System architecture:
    Intel® 855GM System Chipset
    400MHz Font Side Bus
    PCI Bus V2.2
    BIOS:
    Phoenix® BIOS
    4MB flash ROM
    SMBIOS (DMI) 2.3 Support
    Advanced Configuration and Power Interface 2.0 support
    Wired for Management 2.0
    Display:
    14.1" WXGA TFT Active Matrix Color Display
    Max Resolution: 1280 x 768
    Max Color Depth: 32-bit (16.7million colors)
    14.1" WXGA Ultrabright TFT Active Matrix Color Display
    Max Resolution: 1280 x 768
    Max Color Depth: 32-bit (16.7million colors)
    Controller:
    Integrated Ultra ATA 33/66/100 modes supported
    Primary IDE Controller
    Audio:
    Analog Devices AC ?97 SoundMAX® Codec
    SoundBlaster® Pro, MIDI and Windows® Sound System Compatible
    3D Sound Support
    64-channel Wavetable Synthesis
    Integrated Speakers
    Headphone and External Microphone Ports
    Keyboard Volume and Mute Controls
    I/O ports:
    3 x version 2.0 USB ports
    1 x VGA Port
    1 x Type II PC Card Slot
    1 x IEEE 1394 (4 pin, self powered)
    1 x 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader (MMC, SD, MS, MSP)
    1 x Microphone Jack
    1 x Headphone Jack
    1 x RJ11
    1 x RJ45
    1 x DC Input
    Dimensions:
    13.0"(W) x 9.7"(D) x 1.24"(H)
    Weight :
    5.29 Pounds (with Combo Drive and 6-cell battery)
    System management:
    SMBIOS 2.3 BIOS Support
    ACPI V2.0 Power Management Support
    Intel LANDesk® Client Manager 6.0
    Wake-On-LAN from S3 Power Mode
    WfM V2.0

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    I can't speak to the intel Wireless. But Yoper on my Dell Inspiron 9100 and my Dad's Gateway Solo runs great. So far I have installed it on five different boxes and Yopr has always detected and configured just about everything.

    If you do have an issue from installing it on your laptop, we are here to help. good luch and have fun.

    Norm

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    I think I've found out how to fix the partitioning issue...

    but I'm worried about support for the Broadcom 802.11b/g wireless card...

    is anyone aware of support for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taking_the_music_back
    I'm worried about support for the Broadcom 802.11b/g wireless card...

    is anyone aware of support for this?
    Have you tried Linuxant, yet?

    http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/index.php

    You have to pay, but they DO offer network drivers for most chipsets.

    Also, http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

    Also, try THIS thread, for another distro, similar basis/problems, with MANY different laptops:

    http://www.mepis.org/node/view/2451

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    I faced same freezing problem with Qtpart on Compaq laptop
    I know Yoper installation still need attention..
    coz it gives lots of headache to me as it always says
    no root partition detected

    u can shift to the non graphical partition tool
    thats better

    regards

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