Why I took my Shuttle XPC Back – Linux on the Shuttle XPC SG33G5

I returned my Shuttle XPC to Fry’s Electronics over the weekend. Not because I didn’t like it, but because of my issues to run Linux on it.

I managed to get Ubuntu 7.10 working on it as I outlined in a previous blog post, but Windows was complaining about the BIOS settings needed to get Linux working. Frankly, although I’m fairly certain that it is possible to run Linux and windows XP dual-boot on the shuttle, it is far too much of a hassle to get this working. Thus, back it goes. It was a nice box, but alas I won’t be running it anymore! My hard drive was also running far too hot in it to be happy with. Thus, on to the next post for my new baby…

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