Q: On my Dell laptop, Linux only shows up on part of the screen. How do I fix this?
A: Press Fn + F7
Q: On my Dell laptop, when I switch to a text terminal, I can't see anything. How do I fix this?
A: In the BIOS change the display mode from Simil to LCD Only
Q: On my dell laptop, when I boot off of knoppix, it freezes on detecting SCSI devices. What can I do about it?
A: Just type "Knoppix noscsi" at the boot
Q: On my Sony Laptop using the Sony PCMCIA CD-ROM drive, I can't get linux to install, it keeps asking for a driver disk. How do I fix this?
A: On Fedora or newer Redhat versions, type "linux pci=off ide1=0x180,0x386"
On Knoppix, type "knoppix nopcmcia ide2=0x180,0x386" and maybe add "noscsi"
On older redhats, type "linux ide2=0x180,0x386" You also have to edit the CDROM SymLink to this path.