Linux on a Toshiba Texra 500CS Laptop

Some comments on installing Linux on a Tecra 500CS, from the ground up. When you get the machine, you are steered through a menu to prepare your machine for Windows 95 (or DOS 6.22 or Windows 3.1, one of your choice). Also on the disk (1.2Gb) is a Toshiba Demo (150Mb), which you can of course delete.

First a summary of the specs and my basic conclusions (in which I have also merged comments from the people acknowledged at the bottom)

Slackware96 (3.1)

Potential Problems

Perhaps not everybody will agree here, or has different experiences, but these are some of the "features" I'm less impressed with:


Here is a list of bizarre occurences I had on the machine. Some of them really don't have a reasonable explanation yet, although one can always suspect the bad disk cache/bad memory problem I may have on this machine.


Here will be a list of questions for you, from the general public of T500 owners, that we, the other T500 owners, have not been able to solve yet. Answers and suggestions can be sent to the email address listed below.

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Last updated: 3-jan-97

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