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Old 07-24-09, 07:30 AM Thread Starter   #1
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can anyone tell me if these computers have the ahci setting in their bios

a female friend of mine wishes to give ubuntu a try ,
but i intend to install it under the ahci setting
so i wont bugger up her windows operating system

( hope i convert her to the dark side )
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Old 07-24-09, 08:12 AM   #2
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as a rule most OEM pcs like HP/Dell are going to have a pretty disappointing bios. Have you had the opportunity to take a look at it yet? Will this really prevent damage to windows? I don't know, just curious. Good luck!

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probably depends on how old the system is and whether or not it is a desktop or laptop. i know that many dells have the option (at least as of the optiplex 745s, maybe the 620s had them too, can't remember.

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this isn't a 745 but:


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what model HP is it? I had a dv6000 that would run ubuntu, mint, and fedora but the Wifi didn't work. Common for crappy brands of computers.

HPs are pretty cheap that way.

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what model HP is it? I had a dv6000 that would run ubuntu, mint, and fedora but the Wifi didn't work. Common for crappy brands of computers.

HPs are pretty cheap that way.
Really what is the point of revising the Wifi controller chips that much so every time they get caught up with Wifi drivers, new incompatible chips hit the market.

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if she has windows installed, without ACHI on, turning it on with an install of windows that was installed with it off will break windows. just leave it off.

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thanks for the info
she is willing to give it a try
( she keeps getting trojans in windows )
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