Linux Installation Insturctions.


It looks like someone was able to install linux on thier Vaio SRX87. Now I don't know if I need to go to the effort of duplicating that effort, considering that I am relativly happy with things the way things are. I'll probably give it a try sometime in the future.


In 2003, I installed RedHat 9 on the srx87 with little problems. Some of the hardware is not detected, and the USB kernel module gives a stream of errors.

Hardware Notes


  1. Step 1: Try to install as normal with latest RedHat Distro (8.0). This failed. The installer was unable to find the FireWire CD-ROM, although it would boot off of the CD-ROM.
  2. Next, I tried copying the installer files onto the harddrive. This failed. The installer was unable to find the drivers for the hard drive.
  3. Now, I need to go find the appropriate drivers for the hard drive.
ProcessorInterl Pentium III Mobile (850 MHz)
ModemConexant-Ambit SoftK56 Data,Fax ICH Modem
IDE ControllerIntel 82801BA Bus Master
Hard DiskHITACHI_DK23DA-20
USBIntel 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller
Pointing DeviceAlps Pointing Device
KeyboardStandard 101/102 Key PS/2 Keyboard
PCMCIARicoh R/RL/RT/RC/5C475(II), RC520 or Compatable CardBus Controller
Firewire ControllerTexas Instruments OHCI COmplieant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
External DVD-ROMSony i.LINK DVD-ROM Drive IEEE SBP2 Device.
WirelessTexas Instruments PCI-1410 CardBus Controller
ORiNOCO Wireless LAN MiniPCI Card
EthernetIntel PRO/100 Network Connection
Video CardIntel 82815 Graphics Controller
LCD ScreenSony Notebook LCD (1024x768)
AudioYamaha AC-XG Audio Device

file modification time: 2004-04-28 21:07:07