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#1 2014-07-01 16:05:56

MartinRF
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Linux on Fujitsu E5731?

My local brick and mortar computer store has a bunch of second hand Fujitsu E5731 and it struck me one of those would make a nice up-grade for my old folks. Have anyone here tried to install  Linux (they come with W7 pre-installed) on a Fujitsu E5731? I have poked around a little on internet but with little luck so far.

/Martin

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#2 2014-07-01 16:22:25

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Re: Linux on Fujitsu E5731?

I imagine it shouldn't be a problem, get one and try it out!

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#3 2014-07-01 16:33:58

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Re: Linux on Fujitsu E5731?

Might want to look up the specs first to see which firmware you'll need.


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#4 2014-07-01 16:53:16

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Re: Linux on Fujitsu E5731?

Well, this PDF Spec sheet on the Fujitsu E5731 says:

Operating system
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic (EM) 32-bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32-bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit

Operating system compatible
openSUSE Linux
Genuine Windows Vista®
Genuine Windows®

. . so I'm thinking OpenSUSE = Linux - #! = Linux

. . . therefore should be a winner!

EDIT: Just found: BIOS Phoenix 6

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#5 2014-07-02 14:53:23

MartinRF
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Re: Linux on Fujitsu E5731?

Wow, thanks Sector11! I didn't see that yesterday.

/Martin

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#6 2014-07-02 15:10:44

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Re: Linux on Fujitsu E5731?

MartinRF wrote:

Wow, thanks Sector11! I didn't see that yesterday.

/Martin

Not a problem ... I had some free time and since you said:

I have poked around a little on internet but with little luck so far.

It looked like you were trying .. so a twist to the the old adage:  Two heads are better than one.  big_smile

Two searchers are better than one.  big_smile

When I saw the spec's I check for the BIOS as well because of the new UEFI stuff.


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#7 2014-07-02 23:13:08

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Re: Linux on Fujitsu E5731?

have fun! 8o

Sector11 wrote:

Two searchers are better than one.  big_smile

Being a loner researcher has worked out for me so far.  8o

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#8 2014-07-06 08:30:03

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Re: Linux on Fujitsu E5731?

The graphics are Intel® GMA 4500, which should be fine

The Ethernet is 10/100/1000 MBit/s Intel® 82567 LF, which should be fine

The chipset is Intel® Q43 which also should be fine

Looks like Intel has some tools to help install their drivers now as well:

https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads

If #! doesn't work for you, maybe try something like LXLE http://www.lxle.net/download

If you get the version based on Ubuntu 14.04, it will have a newer kernel.


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