[rescue] 9" VAIO with transmeta processor

Steve Hatle shatle at nfldinet.com
Tue Feb 12 15:43:10 CST 2008

I have a fairly generic TrendNet wireless adapter that I use in a Sony
Picturebook because it has a much less pronounced "stub" that sticks out vs
a normal wifi card. Seems to work OK.

I've toyed with the idea of putting a linux or BSD on mine. My only foray
was to try and boot a current Ubuntu live CD, which didn't work.

If you have more success, I'd be happy to hear how you got there :-)


On 2/12/08 2:33 PM, "Dan Sikorski" <me at dansikorski.com> wrote:

> I have on my desk a 9" Sony VAIO PCG-141A.  Normally, i would avoid any
> Sony PC like the plague, but this is a very nice little thing.  The
> screen is 1024x480, and closed, it is about 9"x6"x1.5".  It has a 600mhz
> Transmeta Crusoe, 128MB of memory, and I think a 8GB hard drive.
> Unfortunately, it has no integrated network cards.
> I'm thinking it would be a fun little machine to use as a
> terminal/email/web browser if it was running linux or a BSD.  Has anyone
> used one of these for that?  Any suggestions for a wireless network card
> that would not be  too ackward?  It has a USB port and a pc card slot
> available, but i  would want something that doesn't stick out too much
> and would not be prone to breakage.
>     -Dan Sikorski.
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