[thechat] Not webdev related** Dell w/winME startup problems

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Sun Sep 28 12:22:38 CDT 2003

Jorah Lavin wrote:

> [snip]  Last time I checked, the internal modem on the Dell only works
> with Windows because it is mostly a software modem, not hardware, so I'd 
> need an external.
> Still, I'll check around. I may be able to find a usable external for 
> not too much.

Well, as I said, try the Knoppix CD, which you can boot from into a live 
and working Debian Linux install, then you can try hardware stuff out, then 
pop out the CD, and reboot, and you'll roll right back into Windows again - 
the CD will do an install to hard drive too if you decide to go the whole hog.

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