Post by iang on Apr 24, 2021 12:01:01 GMT
I am a would-be Bodhi user, rather than an actual one, and I would be
grateful for help in making that change!
I have a Sony Vaio PC which originally ran Win XP, and did so very adequately for many years, until that set-up ceased to be viable as a full, internet-connected option.
A few months ago, I successfully installed Zorin 15 on it, and it ran, but oh so slowly. So I looked around, and it seemed that Bodhi might be the answer. I bought a USB installation stick for Bodhi from a reputable online dealer from whom I have bought several such things
in the past.
When I set the Vaio to boot from the USB, a Bodhi options screen comes up, with 7 items, some of which work, but, crucially, the top three, relating to actual installation, do not, or not properly. Clicking on any of them has no immediately-visible effect (selecting other options tends to go to a black screen, then a new screen), but the PC seizes up, so in that sense, there is an effect.
I have been back to the supplier, and his ‘take’ is
“It sounds to me like a hardware compatibility issue may be causing the
As Linux uses auto hardware detection, you do sometimes get a certain OS that may not work or be prevented from booting due to a hardware
As a matter of further comparison, I have, since receiving that, successfully booted the Vaio from an old Xtra-PC stick I have.
So I would be very grateful for any insight / advice / detailed
Is it possible that a Sony Vaio with its original Bios might have a
‘hardware conflict’ with Bodhi ? Or is it more likely that it is
something in the surrounding ‘bootable’ code of the stick that is
the problem ? Either way, can I install Bodhi on this PC ?
I have been ‘trying quite hard’ to get this to work, and there is
more detail I can give, but I didn’t want to overload this first