Yesterday I posted about helping a friend with his laptop and having the hard drive die right as I was giving him a computer/net lesson. He ended up giving me the laptop.
The hard drive that had Windows XP on it gave out with some terrible noises. The XP restore CD was not to be had, not that I even use Windows anyway. A new hard drive and Xubuntu brought this Toshiba Satellite M55-S135 back to life with a vengeance in almost no time. This model was probably produced in 2005.
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Image #1: Here's the Satellite laptop. Pretty little thing, but her hard drive is dead.
Image #2: For once, a laptop with a hatch for hard drive access. No delicate case opening manoeuvers on this one!
Image #3: "klackety-klack" said this hard drive as it up and died, taking Windows XP with it. :up: Is that mean? 😆 😀
Image 4: I downloaded Xubuntu while I went to the computer store for a new hard drive. This is the old dead drive beside the Xubuntu CD that is getting ready to breathe life back into the Toshiba Satellite M55-S135.
Image #5: Xubuntu boots from the CD. I love the running mouse logo. I'm considering leaving KDE for its fast Xfce desktop.
Image #6: Have a beer or something while Xubuntu does its stuff.
Image #7: Voilà! 1.5 beers later and it's installed and running,
Image #8: Yet another satisfied customer. :cheers:
Image #9: Screenshot of the Spartan, but fast, Xfce desktop. Pretty!