Next project coming up!
I want to have the laptop running so that I can have some use for it.
Maybe run some services on it instead of in a VM on my desktop?
But also so that I can chat while playing games ;)
I want to put Linux on this laptop! Which one? Haven’t decided yet.
- Archlinux (keep it simple)?
- Ubuntu (I used to run this before, worked even better than WinXP)?
- Gentoo? – Too much work?
First: Go and pick it up ;) It’s been living in a friend’s cellar for half a year now.
Second: Find out what kind of hard drive/connector it is, in case it’s something special. Google says it shouldn’t be, but I would like to just buy a laptop 1.5″? PATA drive online and put that in instead. But they are some 60€ which is what a you pay for a 1TB these days.
Third: I want to replace that hard drive because it has a tendency to bluescreen a lot. But maybe I should run some kind of diagnostics on it first.. yes. I will run the Ultimate Boot CD – I have never tried it before but I heard it’s good. It’s only 300MB large.
Next post in this series.