Webpages about the
Compaq Contura Aero

The first address

on the web for the aero is Philip Wilks site at:
There you find a complete and regularily updated list of links.

The second address

is the aero newsgroup at:

GNU/Linux Links

If you're looking for information about GNU/Linux on the Compaq Contura Aero, you find an updated and commented list in the section about Linux on my website.

The most important others are:

The F.A.Q.
Compaq Contura Aero Frequently Asked Questions (Mulitpage)

Contura Aero Land

Markus Gebhard: "Little" Compaq Contura Aero Page

Ruel.Net Compaq Contura Aero Page

Shuichi NAKAMURA Aero Page (Japanese)

Niccolò Rigacci
Niccolò Rigacci from firenze has collected some rare information about the aero, f.i. original compaq photograps of the motherboard and a tool to boot the aero from the serial line.

El Museo de los 8 Bits
Spanish computermuseum with a page about the aero (in spanish).

Linux User Group Brandenburg
Information about changing the CMOS battery (in german).
Information about installing Linux on the Compaq Contura Aero (in german).

Stephen James Houchard
Stephen James Houchard, Illinois has many tips how to care for old pcs. Says, he was the first one who had an aero with a 6 GB Harddisk. There is also much information about OpenBSD, which he is running on the aero.
Now offline. Archived here.


Compaq Services - Out of Production Portables - Contura Aero
Compaq Contura Aero Information

Compaq Contura Aero Support Forum!lang=English

Compaq will merge this forum these days together with other compaq and hp notebook forums. To rescue some of the really valuable information, I mirrored some of the questions and answers here.

My favourite is:

How to build an aero all by yourself - no cash needed

01.02.04:The link above seems to be outdated. :-(
But the idea survived... :->
Download the zip-file with the three pictures...(165 KB)

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