Description of My PC for SUSE

After installing the new 40 GB hard drive we decided to install Windows 2000 Professional, and since Linux was in the back of my mind we gave it half the space. At the beginning of the install I partioned 20 GB with NTFS and left the other half of the disk unpartioned and unformatted. This worked fine when it came time to install SUSE a few weeks later. We were hoping for a dual boot set up and got it.

Technical Details Of The PC

I'm guessing that this machine is about five years old and originally had Windows ME on it. From the looks of it all it probably wasn't COMPAQ's cheapest model. I ran the Belarc utility on the Windows side for a description.

Operating System
Windows 2000 Pro SP4 (build 2195)
System Model
Compaq Presario 5102US 470014-747
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower
Processor
1000 megahertz AMD Athlon
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Main Circuit Board
Board: Compaq 0708h
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Compaq 786K3 05/03/200
Drives
20.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
18.13 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
COMPAQ SC-140S [CD-ROM drive]
LG CD-RW CED-8080B [CD-ROM drive]
WDC WD400JB-00JJC0 [Hard drive] (40.02 GB)
Memory Modules
120 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM1' has 128 MB
Display
S3 Graphics Inc. ProSavage [Display adapter]
COMPAQ 150 [Monitor] (13.2"vis, March 1996)
Multimedia
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio