RedHat 7.3 GNU/Linux on an Acer Aspire 1400 LC

Date of writing: July 30, 2002
Status: In progress (hopefully ;-) )

1) Installation:

The notebook has a 20 GB disk with preinstalled WinXP Home, the whole disk is formatted as FAT32. For using it as a dual boot system I used Partition Magic 5:

Next step:Booting Linux with a  RedHat-Kickstart diskette and installing via NFS:

The network card was detected automatically.
Generic PS2 mouse with 3 button emulation worked for the touchpad.
Using GRUB as boot loader and installing it in the master boot record. Booting Linux and WinXP afterwards without problems.
Graphics accelerator ATI Radeon Mobility M6 with 16 MB detected.
Selected Acer LM554, 24bit 1024*768 as monitor (see below !!!)

2) Problems:

3) Others:

4) What I haven't tried (until now):

5) SuSE:

Lukas Valle provides information for running SuSE on the Acer Aspire 1400. See

6) Remarks:



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