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DELL Latitude D520

Last updated on 2 years ago
nikos
Demonstration of MPlayer (Media player) in AspireOS

https://youtu.be/gp-gqd2W5iU
nikos
Demo of Return to castle wolfenstein and Quake II on this laptop.

https://youtu.be/...

https://youtu.be/...
amigamia
Hi nikos,

Before I buy yet another laptop, I want to try AspireOS on an old laptop I have laying around. It seems to run Amithlon just fine (With VESA for the Video). What do you think about this one:

HP Compaq nc6230:

  1. Intel 1.8 gigahertz Pentium M processor
  2. 1GB ram
  3. 80 gig 5,400 rpm hard drive
  4. Intel 2200 pro b/g wireless networking card
  5. Broadcom 1 gigabit integrated Ethernet card
  6. 56k modem
  7. ATI x300 64 mb graphics card
  8. 14-inch XGA screen (1024×768)
  9. CDRW/DVD ROM drive (24x)
nikos
amigamia: Sorry, but not something I would use for AspireOS. VESA mode sucks and neither your Ethernet or WiFi card will work. I would also definetly go with a SSD. I use Kingston 60GB SSD for my laptops. Very cheap and nice.
amigamia
Got it! Dell D520 it is... :)
nikos
amigamia: If you have problems with installing from CD I send you a USB-stick with AspireOS for free. Just pm me :)

AROS running Remote Desktop with Windows 7 pro.

https://youtu.be/FNrOJNQdODc
amigamia

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nikos wrote:

amigamia: If you have problems with installing from CD I send you a USB-stick with AspireOS for free. Just pm me :)


I have a Dell D520 on its way from eBay but if you can post an img file so I ca dd to a usb stick that would be great too ;)
nikos
amigamia: That is not possible. You need to install AROS or AspireOS to a Smart file system formated USB drive and if you are going to do that you need to install from some virtual player running AROS.
Just pm me your address and I send AspireOS to you on a USB stick. That saves you a lot of trouble :)
When you get that stick you can easily install to your internal drive.
amigamia
Hi nikos,

While waiting for the USB stick (Thanks a million!) I tried to download the ISO of Aspire OS 2.1 and boot from the CD but I have tried already several CDs + different burners and it does not seem to boot? I thought It was the DVD player on the D520 but I tried other linux DVDs and it works fine. Plus, the Aspire OS 2.1 CD are not booting on other laptops I have around. Can you check?
amigamia
I can confirm it does not boot as a mounted ISO on Virtual Box either.

Error: FATAL Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.
nikos
Amigamia: boots on my machine but optical can be picky. What is your bios version? Stick sent on monday :)
amigamia
No such luck nikos. I downloaded the .rar file, extracted the iso and mounted on VirtualBox as I have done many times with Aspire Os and other OS. It won't boot. Skipping the media and the CD/DVD player.
amigamia
This is version 2.0 I downloaded from Aros-archives.

arosworld.org/images/photoalbum/album_2/screen_shot_2018-10-09_at_85350_pm.png


This is version 2.1 downloaded from Aspire OS web site which is just a link to aros-archives:

arosworld.org/images/photoalbum/album_2/screen_shot_2018-10-09_at_83635_pm.png
nikos
Amigamia: That looks right. AspireOS 2,1 is only for real hardware like this laptop.
amigamia

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nikos wrote:

Amigamia: That looks right. AspireOS 2,1 is only for real hardware like this laptop.


Hmm that's interesting. Not even the grub starts? I mean I understand it is for specific laptops but I thought the boot into grub was agnostic of the device. The thing is, it wouldn't boot on the Dell D520 either.

I guess I'll be patient and wait for the USB stick :-)
nikos
Amigamia: It is from optical disk you try to boot right?

Some times I had to try many times before Grub showed up. If you get some error you can can try to type exit, and you will get to the grub menu.
nikos

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nikos wrote:

Why not have some fun for cheap money. For 5 - 10 euro it is easy to find Intel T2400 core2duo cpu on eBay. This is the most powerful CPU used in this laptop. I will try to change it on one of my D520s that got t2300. It should be easy. I bring you the result when I have changed it.


I installed T2400 today. Works great. I will put up some pictures and a video about it.
I'm pretty sure I'm wrong about T2400 is the most powerfull CPU for this laptop. I will buy a T7200. That one should be the fastest CPU for this laptop :) It is sweet that the CPU on this laptop is not soldered.
nikos
Some pictures of the installation of new CPU.
Nice they not solder the CPU on this laptop. Easy task to change it.
Just remember to add some CPU pasta.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fKGuaiKedGv...edGvsH7856

Here is video to show some benchmark after the change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPz8y...Pz8yiwe4Ys
amigamia
very nice! Yeah laptops of that generation were easy to upgrade the CPU. I did the same on an IBM A31
nikos
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