Elonex VIA C7 Webbook and OpenSolaris
By David Clack on Jan 08, 2009
So I'm playing with this Elonex VIA C7 Webbook from the UK.
I'm having lots of fun with the SATA hard drive, looks like it will only work on the 80Gb it came with, anything else and the BIOS does not see it or it just does not work.
I'm getting the great INT13 problem with all versions of OpenSolaris CD, DVD or USB.
I've finally got Fedora 10 from the new LiveCD installed just to prove to myself that it will run something other than Windows XP Home.
The VIA supplied video driver just gives a scrambled screen, if I set to vesa I can get a good 1024 x 600 resolution, both the Realtek and Intel 2200 wifi work, the new network applet is very pretty. A little bit more graphical than NWAM.
I've downloaded the onnv-gate with grub in and I'm trying to patch GRUB for 2008.11 on USB.
Funny thing is if I actually put in a 80Gb SATA 2.5" drive that OpenSolaris cannot see in the BIOS, the installer actually gets past the GRUB error.
UBuntu 8.10 and 8.04 are also unable to install.