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Toshiba Satellite C670-10H

Postby guy13 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:24 am

Hello all,

Has anyone been succesfull in installing linux on a Toshiba Satellite C670-10H laptop? The processor is an AMD E350. (HD = 640GB ; 6GB Ram)

Any advice would be wellcome.

Thanks in advance.
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Postby dandnsmith » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:47 am

Can't see your model listed here, but there are a fair number of entries showing success of a wide range of variants.

I'd pick a LiveCD or LiveUSB for your personal favourite, and try that before installing. It usually gives a reasonable measure of what will work with the hardware.

Depending on the age of the hardware, you might need to use a less recent than current release.
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Postby heiowge » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:55 am

dandnsmith wrote:Depending on the age of the hardware, you might need to use a less recent than current release.


I suspect modern distros won't be a problem if he's got a laptop sporting 6GB RAM. :lol:

Saying that though, I'd go for the 64 bit edition (I assume the laptop is 64 bit or the last 2.5ish GB RAM are wasted on it.)
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Postby guy13 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:37 pm

Thanks guys,

I don't own the device (yet?) so I can't really experiment with live CD's or anything. It just seemed like an affordable replacement for my old laptop which is starting to break down. However if I can't be sure it'll run some linux flavour it's a no-no.

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Postby dandnsmith » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:24 am

guy13 wrote:I don't own the device (yet?) so I can't really experiment with live CD's or anything.


I'm stupified. Before you buy is the ideal time to try a LiveCD, as it doesn't do anything to the current installation.
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Postby nelz » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:21 am

Have you ever tried asking a sales droid in a high street retailer if they mind you booting their computer with a random CD-R?

It's even more difficult with the mail order suppliers...
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Postby heiowge » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:33 am

That's why it's often better not to ask, just do. :twisted:
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Postby Rhakios » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:53 pm

My small contribution here is just to say that if it has an Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (as my Toshiba Satellite L755D has) then avoid it.
This chipset is supposed to be supported, however, within ten minutes of unplugging the network cable it locks up completely. If you don't plug the cable in, then either it fails to boot fully, or locks up within ten minutes of booting.
Currently running Windows 7 after a week of trying to fix the problem.
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Postby guy13 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:04 pm

Hi all,

Turns out the sales droid didn't mind me trying to boot from a live CD (although it took an intervention from the apple droid to set boot priority to cd-rom...) - maybe it was his little act of rebellion? Seemed to work fine but then I discovered the machine doesn't have a graphics card so I didn't buy it after all.

I ended up buying a different Toshiba laptop (L650 - 1PR) in a different shop. It works with live cd's but I haven't had time yet to install.

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