Re: [LAU] high-powered laptop suggestions ?

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To: Karl Hammar <karl@...>
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Date: Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 8:13 pm

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 10:34:49AM +0200, Karl Hammar wrote:

I have an ASUS barebone Z96F, into which I plopped a 2.33Ghz 7500 Intel Core 2 Duo CPU (which ASUS said wasn't supported, but it works fine), 2GB RAM, and a 100GB 7500RPM PATA drive (which also wasn't supported). So basically I built myself MacBook Pro, for a little over US$1000 at the time.

Only trouble I ran into, is that using a PATA drive on these laptops is a BAD IDEA. That's because there is no PATA interface in computer! The chipset only understands SATA, and there's a goofy, lousy, crappy hack somewhere on the motherboard that makes the PATA drive appear as a SATA drive to the rest of the machine. Thus: the BIOS doesn't even recognize my drive. However, the linux drivers have no problem with this, and the drive works fine once I tell the BIOS to boot anyway even though it thinks there are no drives in the machine.

-ken
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Re: [LAU] which laptop?, Sampo Savolainen, (Wed May 28, 10:46 am)
Re: [LAU] which laptop?, J M Needham, (Wed May 28, 11:10 am)
[LAU] high-powered laptop suggestions ?, Dave Phillips, (Wed May 28, 11:48 am)
Re: [LAU] high-powered laptop suggestions ?, Karl Hammar, (Thu May 29, 8:34 am)
Re: [LAU] high-powered laptop suggestions ?, Ken Restivo, (Sun Jun 1, 8:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] high-powered laptop suggestions ?, Karl Hammar, (Sun Jun 1, 10:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] intel/amd barebones notebooks, cdr, (Thu May 29, 10:02 am)
Re: [LAU] intel/amd barebones notebooks, Karl Hammar, (Thu May 29, 10:34 am)
Re: [LAU] high-powered laptop suggestions ?, Lee Revell, (Thu May 29, 12:16 am)
Re: [LAU] high-powered laptop suggestions ?, Christian Delahousse, (Wed May 28, 1:23 pm)