o dang , I got my old hdd from my other laptop that broke down and put it in this hp laptop , and I been running on this livecd for more than 24 hours with out shutting down or any problems youtubing or anything , then I run rsync to get all my data from old hdd to my imac over direct LAN cable connection with transfer rate of 1-10MB/s or what ever and now it is doing that hdd/system pause thing.
also the hp hdd had passed the quick and thorough hdd test builtin the BIOS, , , passed the SMART test within the linux mint (flux box) -> disk utility, , , passed the RAM test in the grub menu
- - stepping through this: - - (sep 14)
Ran rsync to transfer all my data from hp laptop with the hdd from other laptop. Did a fresh install of Windows XP Home OEM. Just installed a BIOS update, it said current version f11 year 2005 or something and new version f33 year 2006 something. Restarted then Windows XP wants me to call them because the key is black listed or what ever , so no more further testing windows xp until I call up HP.
Installed Linux Mint 9 Flux Box and will do further testing , , , running 20+ tabs of myspace/torrentreactor/gamevideos/... while downloading a zip, rsync around 120-180kB/s, buddy list whatever, skype, transmission, Xfburn while burning a cd, , , usually i would see a 10 second pause and firefox downloads coming corrupt but this time i only see the normal pause from loading mp3s to xfburn and the zip is still good , , wait one more tab of google and it does like a 5 second pause but not the 10-15 second one , , and it grew back to 10-15 seconds ,
- - stepping through this result: - - (sep 19)
Fixed the Windows XP Home activation issue, installed all the HP drivers and software, installed the Windows updates. Installed and played Unreal Tournament 2004 and got satisfying frame-rate in windows compared to linux. Was able to boot between both the operating systems. Then ! ! ! ! ! While running windows the battery had died, plugged in the charger and both operating systems were unbootable. Try to boot Linux Mint and it went to some nvram what ever command line, try to boot windows and it just freezes at the desktop.