List of laptops

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List of laptops

Post#1 by tobben » 24 Mar 2016, 17:17

I've make a little list of laptops that boot Porteus 3.1 (mostly 64-bit): http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/D3D_L ... ed_to_Boot

There's also a list of (one) laptop that didn't boot on first try: http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/D3D_L ... 3D_Porteus

Does anyone know about similar lists elsewhere on the Internet?

Also, you're very welcome to use/contribute to the list if you like it!

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Re: List of laptops

Post#2 by Ed_P » 24 Mar 2016, 19:27

Acer Aspire One 722 works (BIOS, 32 bit & 64 bit) & Acer Aspire One 725 works (UEFI, 64 bit).
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Re: List of laptops

Post#3 by brokenman » 25 Mar 2016, 02:32

This is a great initiative!

Perhaps you can find a way to get people to add their systems to a list. If everyone from the forum could add their system to the list, it would be great.
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Re: List of laptops

Post#4 by tobben » 26 Mar 2016, 14:27

Ed_P wrote:Acer Aspire One 722 works (BIOS, 32 bit & 64 bit) & Acer Aspire One 725 works (UEFI, 64 bit).
Thanks! What buttons do you press to enter BIOS and/or UEFI config? Is changing boot order the only thing you do, or are there things like secure boot that needs disabling?
brokeman wrote:This is a great initiative!

Perhaps you can find a way to get people to add their systems to a list. If everyone from the forum could add their system to the list, it would be great.
:) I'm not sure about the best way to create such a list. A dedicated Porteus wiki would cover the need, but would require both work and hosting. Is it possible to create sticky posts that anyone can edit? BBCode supports tables, although not sortable.

For now, I'll search around this forum and edit the list on opensourceecology.org/wiki manually. EDIT: Found 3 models that didn't boot, put them in http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/D3D_L ... 3D_Porteus

To get their models added, Porteus forum users can respond to this thread with

Laptop Model Name:
ISO version:
Comment (required BIOS/UEFI settings):
Links (for eventual further information):

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Re: List of laptops

Post#5 by Jack » 27 Mar 2016, 04:40

Thanks for posting it so it can help other. I want to buy a new laptop but I want it to work to. I hope you gets new laptop so I will know. Great job on this idea.
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Re: List of laptops

Post#6 by francois » 27 Mar 2016, 08:08

Toshiba sattelite z930, MSI-340-x, HP 1540ca, all three are laptops.

For your intimation, there is no reason that one desktop would work and another not. These Linux box have been working on porteus since ver. 2.0. A search with porteus and these laptop named will confirm.
https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=3697
https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=110
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Re: List of laptops

Post#7 by tobben » 27 Mar 2016, 16:29

francois wrote:Toshiba sattelite z930, MSI-340-x, HP 1540ca, all three are laptops.
Thanks! What buttons do you press to enter BIOS, and what BIOS settings did change?

I'll be using the list for RepRap workshops. The purpose of the list is to avoid one or two web searches per participant. A 2 min time saving per laptop would be super good for us :) For the same reason, we won't map sound cards and wifi cards. We'll only use keyboard, basic video, touchpad/mouse and USB ports.
francois wrote:For your intimation, there is no reason that one desktop would work and another not.
Du you mean we can assume that all models mentioned in the old thread will boot Porteus 3.1 with working video, keyboard, touchpad and USB ports?

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Re: List of laptops

Post#8 by Ed_P » 27 Mar 2016, 21:21

Laptop Model Name: Dell Latitude 610
ISO version: 3.0 x486
Comment (required BIOS/UEFI settings): Not sure but USB boots before hdd if present. Keyboard, basic video, touchpad/mouse, USB ports, WiFi works. Video distorted but works.
Links (for eventual further information): Google.com : )

Laptop Model Name: Acer Aspire One Ultra Thin
ISO version: 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1 x486
Comment (required BIOS/UEFI settings): Not sure but USB boots before hdd if present. Keyboard, basic video, touchpad/mouse, USB ports, WiFi works. May have had to tweak setting for sound.
Links (for eventual further information): Google.com :)

Laptop Model Name: Acer Aspire One 722
ISO version: 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1 x86-64 & x486
Comment (required BIOS/UEFI settings): Not sure but USB boots before hdd if present. Keyboard, basic video, touchpad/mouse, USB ports, WiFi works. Had to tweak setting for sound. 3.1 doesn't support suspend when lid closed.
Links (for eventual further information): Google.com :)

Laptop Model Name: Acer Aspire One 725
ISO version: 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1 x86-64
Comment (required BIOS/UEFI settings): Disabled secure boot and USB boots before hdd if present. Keyboard, basic video, touchpad/mouse, USB ports, WiFi works. Had to tweak setting for sound. 3.1 doesn't support suspend when lid closed.
Links (for eventual further information): Google.com :)
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Re: List of laptops

Post#9 by brokenman » 27 Mar 2016, 23:21

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series

Secure boot disabled by entering BIOS (F2 during boot).
Everything works out of the box. (including touch screen)
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Re: List of laptops

Post#10 by francois » 28 Mar 2016, 11:20

Toshiba will boot USB automatically without intervening in the bios. MSI to bios is F11. I will have to come back for the HP but I think it is the F10 key.

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Re: List of laptops

Post#11 by tobben » 29 Mar 2016, 06:18

Thanks! 19 in "verified to boot" and 4 in "not booting" (into graphical mode on first try) now :)

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Re: List of laptops

Post#12 by francois » 30 Mar 2016, 00:24

For the hp, I confirm F10 for bios. and I add that this should be good for most hp boxes.

Good work. :D
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Re: List of laptops

Post#13 by brokenman » 30 Mar 2016, 01:27

Toshiba Satellite P50-A i7 Dual Graphics
Disable secure boot in bios (F2 to enter bios).
Everything working out of the box in Porteus v3.1

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HP Pavilion dv6
Working out of the box.
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Re: List of laptops

Post#14 by tobben » 30 Mar 2016, 06:21

21 :)

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Re: List of laptops

Post#15 by francois » 30 Mar 2016, 10:24

A little history of porteus compatibility:

https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=110
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