Linux on the Compaq Deskpro 4000

I set up this page to record my experiences getting Linux running on my Compaq. I hope it can help others in the same task.

Here is a description of my machine:

If you have a Compaq XL, your mileage will definitely vary. There is a web page for you at http://www-c724.uibk.ac.at/XL/. (In particular, the MOVEPCI fix is not necessary for the Deskpro 4000.)

This machine landed on my desk in late October, 1997. Here are my experiences so far:

My Deskpro was retired in January, 2002 and has gone to the great computer center in the sky. I now have a Dell Optiplex GX240 running Fedora Linux. The new machine installed with relatively few problems. At some point I may write up my experiences with it too, but I haven't done so yet.

Here is a link to the Linux Newbie Guide, which people new to Linux will find helpful.


Your comments and suggestions are more than welcome, they are invited. Contact me at the address below: