Shrinking slices to make room for linux

Parv parv at
Tue Jun 14 20:56:38 GMT 2005

in message <303718d9050614081452d70915 at>, wrote
Richard Lupton thusly...
> I have just installed FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE (my first use of
> FreeBSD) onto a Dell Inspiron 5000e laptop, dual booting with
> Windows. However, now I would like to install a Linux distro to
> see if the ACPI support is any different and so on.

Not directly related to your query ... i doubt that installing Linux
would help any as the problem is, IMO, w/ the included/implemented
ACPI support from Dell.  Only APM worked for me (FreeBSD 4.x) which
was good only to check battery power level; did not try much or any
power management in Windows Me.

But don't let me hold you back.  If you find that Linux provides
usable better support wrt ACPI, more power to both of you.

  - Parv


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