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