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  1. #51

    Quote Originally Posted by luismcrd View Post
    It's a Packard Bell Easy NoteR. I buy this machine almost 5 years ago for a computer he should be already withdrawn, for a long time.
    Have you looked for a BIOS update?

    Notebook - Model Selector
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  2. #52
    I didn't know how to find, but I see that you allready find:
    EASYNOTE R1901 - PB42D00210 - EasyNote R1 series - platform_rhea_c - Notebook (EasynoteR1901)
    Yet, you told me it was risky to update the BIOS and I don't understand enough to made any change.
    The version on my computer is 1.01 - 08/12/2005 and the last version in the site is 1.05 - 07-09-2006.

  3. #53
    The instructions are part of the downloaded file. You have to run it in Windows. It will create a bootable CD to install the BIOS with. So you will need a blank CD and a CD burner.
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    1 - You mean that will not carry any risk?

    I've allready donwloaded the file, and now?
    2 - Just need to follow the instrutions?
    3 - And during the process the old BIOS will be saved in the cd?
    4 - So if ocurres an error, the cd will put the things as they were?
    5 - It wouldn't be better first update the driver of the wireless card?

  6. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by luismcrd View Post
    1 - You mean that will not carry any risk?
    There is always a risk, as I explained before.
    Quote Originally Posted by luismcrd View Post
    2 - Just need to follow the instrutions?
    I've never owned Packard Bell, but the instructions should tell you what to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by luismcrd View Post
    3 - And during the process the old BIOS will be saved in the cd?
    Once you have burned the CD, you can no longer write to it, so no.
    Quote Originally Posted by luismcrd View Post
    4 - So if ocurres an error, the cd will put the things as they were?
    I doubt it.
    Quote Originally Posted by luismcrd View Post
    5 - It wouldn't be better first update the driver of the wireless card?
    You can try, but you were getting BIOS errors.

    If you cannot afford to lose this laptop, then leave it as it is. Not every system can handle Linux, and this may be one of them. If it were mine, I would update the BIOS. But I have more than one computer, and if the BIOS upgrade failed, it would not hurt me much.
    Last edited by waterhead; 02-03-2010 at 03:25 AM.
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  7. #56
    Yes, that's my problem. I only got this machine and if something happens.....
    And one thing is an expert on computers make that kind of changes, near it, and the other is by this way. It's not the same.
    So, I have no joice to live it and buy another machine?

  8. #57
    It works OK with Windows, doesn't it? You don't have to use Linux, do you?

    You could run Linux in a virtual installation, using something like Virtualbox. Then it would connect to the internet using whatever connection Windows is using.

    Otherwise, try a USB wireless
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    Can you check your BIOS and see if there is an option similar to
    Code:
    Assign IRQ to USB devices = no
    If it exists and is yes, I believe you should change it to no.

    You may also have an option to set the installed OS. If it's set to Windows, you can try changing it to Other.
    Linux-Kernel Archive: Re: what is pci=biosirq

    Also, I would try booting with the suggested boot option, ie, append pci=biosirq to the kernel line.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    Also, did you try updating the Jaunty drivers as I suggested in my first post?
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty

  10. #59
    I was readind about Virtualbox and like it. Altought have some doubts
    I have to uninstall the ubuntu? (no problem)
    How is made the boot inside the windows? From cd? Or runs on the hard disk?
    Knowing the capacity of my machine (intel celeron 1,5 GHz - 1 GB RAM - 60 GB HD) and using XP and Ubuntu 9.10, she can stand for the two OS running at same time?

  11. #60
    In BIOS don't appear nothing like "Assign IRQ to USB devices" :s

    The links you post. Are too difficult for me to catch on.
    Yes I'd allready done the command, althougt I do it again and give the message: "0 packs uldated and 0 packs installed".

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