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This page documents the various toys I have in my collection, and what I needed to do to get them to work, normally with Linux. I've done this because it's handy to be able to get them to work again with new machines or whatever. I'll be doing a little bit of back capture of old toys over time as I feel in the mood.

Tue, 24 Jan 2006

Update on the Dell e310

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Sun, 11 Dec 2005

Update on the Dell

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Fri, 09 Dec 2005

Installing Linux on a Dell Dimension e310

    I got a very good price on a Dell e310, so I have been trying to install Linux on it for about an hour now without much joy. It turns out (or at least this is my current theory) that the USB chipset in the machine isn't supported by the Ubuntu 5.10 installer, and that causes the kernel to crash on boot. There certainly seem to be other people experiencing this as well.

    Unfortunately, I really need USB on this machine, as there are no legacy ports and I really like keyboards. Specifically, the Ubuntu install CD needs me to enter a boot line before it boots the installer kernel, and I can't do that with my spare USB controller installed and the on board one disabled, as the BIOS wont allow me.

    I'll keep you posted when I come up with a solution.

    Tags for this post: blog toys dell e310 ubuntu linux install
    Related posts: Update on the Dell; Update on the Dell e310 ; Ubuntu, Dapper Drake, and that difficult Dell e310; A first taste of Ubuntu; Nice touch; What packages are taking all my disk?

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