Toshiba Qosmio G30-195

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Toshiba Qosmio G30-195

Postby SSShvb » 2009/11/10 01:12:19

Hey all
I want to 'kill' my XP and move to CentOS
I used a copy of CentOS 5.3-i386 but by VirtualBox and now i am ready to move to Linux.

I have a couple of questions.
I will be without the internet when I will install Linux, so i need to know does CentOS support my hardware:

Toshiba Qosmio G30-195

CPU Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, T7600, 2330 MHz, L2 4096 Kb, FSB 667 MHz, Intel® i945PM Express

monitor WUXGA, 17,0" , 1920×1200

2048 Mb DDR2-533

NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7600, 256 Mb, PCI Express



I tried to run Maya (Autodesk Maya 2008 (Unlimited) ) in VirtualBox (CnetOS) but i think it(Maya) does not work because VirtualBox does not show to Linux real video card. it supports just some simple analoges, so Maya does not work (I used Wine to simulate win32)
Am I right ?
So Maya will run if the system "see" real hardware and uses full functionality drivers. is this correct?
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Toshiba Qosmio G30-195

Postby pschaff » 2009/11/10 16:18:32

A google on
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maya site:centos.org
shows others are using it.

As far as supporting your hardware - don't find any other reference to that specific system on the site. I'd try the LiveCD before blowing away Windows. It may also be useful (assuming it supports networking on your hardware) if you encounter issues during the install and need internet access.
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Re: Toshiba Qosmio G30-195

Postby SSShvb » 2009/11/11 01:03:13

pschaff wrote:
A google on
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maya site:centos.org
shows others are using it.


I did not find something useful

As far as supporting your hardware - don't find any other reference to that specific system on the site. I'd try the LiveCD before blowing away Windows. It may also be useful (assuming it supports networking on your hardware) if you encounter issues during the install and need internet access.


I can not understand how to make the LiveCD from windows XP

make a boot sector on a USB disk
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Re: Toshiba Qosmio G30-195

Postby pschaff » 2009/11/11 13:36:23

SSShvb wrote:
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I can not understand how to make the LiveCD from windows XP

http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General#head ... 94dd398f9c

If the CentOS LiveCD does not work, I'd try Fedora, Ubuntu, or Knoppix to see if any flavor of Linux will work on your hardware.

make a boot sector on a USB disk

https://projects.centos.org/trac/livecd/wiki/ImageFlash

May be an issue with creating LiveUSB media as you need a functional Linux system to do it. Catch 22.
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Re: Toshiba Qosmio G30-195

Postby SSShvb » 2009/11/16 08:56:56

thanks a lot
I did it

P.S.
maybe someone will be interested in How make a LiveCD (USB) from windows

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
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