Many Gentoo users tend to have more than one pc at home: say one or more desktops, a few laptops, other laptops, and some older, slower laptops, or netbooks, or whatever.
So, i purchased a scrap lot of 20 in total laptops and desktops from a local scrapper for a very cheap price per pound and was able to get 7 laptops and 3 desktops working and functioning. So now I have these 2 e6420's that sometimes boot and see the new hard drives and sometimes it don't see them at all.
So, to start they both had an older bios on them A07, so i upgraded them both to A21.
I just convinced two users to switch to Ubuntu for their older laptops but something is not right with the networking. His computer can see hers but she cannot see him and they are on the same wireless home router. They are both on workgroup and I am using Samba to set up the sharing but when clicking the browse network I can only see her laptop from his and not vise versa.