[Gllug] Linux on Dell 6400?

john levin john at technolalia.org
Thu Jul 6 14:06:26 UTC 2006

t.clarke wrote:
> I may be totally misinformed,  but I have a sneaking suspicion that the version
> of XP thats comes witha Dell machine i somehow 'keyed' to the machine,
> either by some fancy BIOS call (to a Dell specific bios) or by reference to
> a Dell 'diagnostic' partition on the hard disc.  In which case you can't use a
> Dell supplied XP CD to load up windows on another machine ???
> Tim

I have a hand-me-down dell laptop, which came with Win2000 cds, and 
those were useable only on that machine. Not sure if they would have 
worked on another Dell.



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