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I have a Toshiba Satellite P875-S7310 laptop with a Intel core i7 3630QM with 2.4 GHz cpu and 16 GB of ram. Windows 8. Has anyone here installed Fedora 17 ...
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    Install Fedora 17


    I have a Toshiba Satellite P875-S7310 laptop with
    a Intel core i7 3630QM with 2.4 GHz cpu and 16 GB of ram.
    Windows 8. Has anyone here installed Fedora 17 on this machine? I would like to buy another hard drive and install it. I did not want to go through the expence of the drive if I cannot use it. Any idea's.

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    You can run fedora in vm mode from Oracle, more here:
    https://www.virtualbox.org/

    Then you can fire it up when ever you like to test it out and see if all of the drivers are ok with it.

    when you feel comfortable with it then get your new harddrive.
    Last edited by Peconet009; 12-04-2012 at 02:41 PM. Reason: up date.

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    If you download the live CD version of Fedora 17, you can boot your laptop up with it and see how much works. It may not have drivers in for all your hardware, but it'll tell you for certain what works. A few minutes research (or, even, questions on here) may reveal whether Linux supports the bits of kit that are not supported out of the box on the Live CD.

    Of most concern would be support for any very new video chipset, or very new wireless network cards. Other than that I'd be surprised if you had any problems. You could also try the latest beta of Fedora 18.
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