Well it was just the three of us today, Mike, Les and myself (Tony).

A very un Linux meeting today as I hogged the meeting trying to work out why I could not install Windows XP onto a Lenovo Core 2 Duo E7300 with 2gig DDR3 Ram and a 160Gig HDD. after nearly 2 hours of trying and knowing all the hardware worked as it would install Linux OK we came to the conclusion that the mother board configuration needs Windows Vista or Seven to work. WinXP just does not have the driver set needed to recognise the SATA HDD or DVD Rom for the install. and no legacy IDE channel to fit an IDE Hard disc.

That’s me off to buy a copy of Vista Business or Windows 7 to get it up and running with that funny Redmond OS so I can flog the thing. Other option is to advertise it as a working base unit with Linux installed to prove it. And someone can install their OS of choice onto it.


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