[rescue] And the i1300 distro of choice this time is...

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Thu Nov 1 09:06:15 CDT 2007

Xubuntu!  But not easily...

In case anybody is following along or even cares I bought Phil  
Stracchino's ThinkPad i1300 off of him because I needed a cheap x86  
Linux laptop.

Zero failure on Phil's part - I've just wrestled this particular  
beast before and he was exhausted fighting this one.

Anyways after digging through my notes about my old ThinkPad i1200,  
which took me a day to find,  and searching the web I finally found  
the magic boot incantation to get Xubuntu to install and work properly:

vga=792 acpi=force irqpoll

Also Arch Linux will install with the boot options:

irqpoll ide-legacy

I chose to go with Xubuntu because I wanted certain packages and it's  
just plain easier to load them on an Ubuntu platform.

This took care of _all_ the install issues I was having with the  
system and it rebooted just fine and now it's running the Update  
Manager with a hardwired network connection.

Note: I'm not trying to make Phil look bad. (Sorry if it comes across  
that way Phil!) I just wanted this info posted on an archived list in  
case somebody comes searching for the same information.

I must have tried about 6 different OS boots before I found the right  
magic words.  (Regular Ubuntu, and Older Ubuntu, Plan 9, NetBSD,  
etc.) (0) It wasn't until just this morning that I got the  
combination of boot options right.

I'll probably write up a page for linux-laptops.net but I'm currently  
busy loading up my other ThinkPad for my daughter.

Mike Hebel
(0) Just for the record Plan9 worked but...it's Plan9....not what I  
needed to run.
See with eyes unclouded, think with mind uncluttered, act with heart  

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