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Speaking of laptops
« on: April 04, 2008, 10:08:10 AM »

Anyone use a Lenovo Thinkpad?

Was looking at some today and the Ubuntu forum says they run linux very well.
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Re: Speaking of laptops
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 10:17:40 AM »

I had a Thinkpad 560 (I think) from fall '97 to maybe 2002, when Windows corrupted and it wouldn't boot.  Still have it in a box here.

Linux, huh?  Hmmm ...
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 10:20:10 AM »

I had a Thinkpad 560 (I think) from fall '97 to maybe 2002, when Windows corrupted and it wouldn't boot.  Still have it in a box here.

Linux, huh?  Hmmm ...

Want me to walk you through it?
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Re: Speaking of laptops
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 10:24:42 AM »

No, thanks.  I'd rather it work.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008, 10:27:57 AM »

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Re: Speaking of laptops
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 10:31:02 AM »

Seriously, part of the problem in my trying anything with this old laptop is that it has no internal 3.5 FDD or CD-ROM drives.  CD-ROM drive works via PC card ... which is inoperative until Windows is up and running.  (You see where this is heading?)

Any boot-up has to launch from floppy disks.  I'm pretty sure it WILL look first to the A: drive when it boots, though.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2008, 10:34:09 AM »

Seriously, part of the problem in my trying anything with this old laptop is that it has no internal 3.5 FDD or CD-ROM drives.  CD-ROM drive works via PC card ... which is inoperative until Windows is up and running.  (You see where this is heading?)

Any boot-up has to launch from floppy disks.  I'm pretty sure it WILL look first to the A: drive when it boots, though.


ummm, hahaha. just throw it in the trash then    sounds like to me.
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Re: Speaking of laptops
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2008, 10:50:52 AM »

Seriously, part of the problem in my trying anything with this old laptop is that it has no internal 3.5 FDD or CD-ROM drives.  CD-ROM drive works via PC card ... which is inoperative until Windows is up and running.  (You see where this is heading?)

Any boot-up has to launch from floppy disks.  I'm pretty sure it WILL look first to the A: drive when it boots, though.

Pull out the HDD. Get one of these. Attach it to your PC. Reformat the drive. Install Ubuntu, Linux, BSD, or whatever you want onto it as a bootable volume. Put it back into the notebook.
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Re: Speaking of laptops
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2008, 10:55:00 AM »









Just sayin'.
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Re: Speaking of laptops
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008, 11:00:30 AM »

OK, to totally jack the Spank ...

I also have a Dell Dimension laptop sitting in the office closet.  Needs a new battery (or can just stay in its damn docking station!).  Maybe that's the one to fiddle with ... ?
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Re: Speaking of laptops
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2008, 11:01:17 AM »

Sometimes, things are just long enough.
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2008, 12:30:27 PM »

Seriously, part of the problem in my trying anything with this old laptop is that it has no internal 3.5 FDD or CD-ROM drives.  CD-ROM drive works via PC card ... which is inoperative until Windows is up and running.  (You see where this is heading?)

Any boot-up has to launch from floppy disks.  I'm pretty sure it WILL look first to the A: drive when it boots, though.

Pull out the HDD. Get one of these. Attach it to your PC. Reformat the drive. Install Ubuntu, Linux, BSD, or whatever you want onto it as a bootable volume. Put it back into the notebook.

ummmm
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he could do that process, but why should he pay $61 for that !
(i mean hell, they're only $50 at worst buy ...)
... ( (and around 20 at newegg.... )
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2008, 12:34:39 PM »

Seriously, part of the problem in my trying anything with this old laptop is that it has no internal 3.5 FDD or CD-ROM drives.  CD-ROM drive works via PC card ... which is inoperative until Windows is up and running.  (You see where this is heading?)

Any boot-up has to launch from floppy disks.  I'm pretty sure it WILL look first to the A: drive when it boots, though.

Pull out the HDD. Get one of these. Attach it to your PC. Reformat the drive. Install Ubuntu, Linux, BSD, or whatever you want onto it as a bootable volume. Put it back into the notebook.

ummmm
....
he could do that process, but why should he pay $61 for that !
(i mean hell, they're only $50 at worst buy ...)


'Cause really long cable guy has to make a living too.  You pinko commie!
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2008, 03:19:37 PM »

Pull out the HDD. Get one of these. Attach it to your PC. Reformat the drive. Install Ubuntu, Linux, BSD, or whatever you want onto it as a bootable volume. Put it back into the notebook.


ummmm
....
he could do that process, but why should he pay $61 for that !
(i mean hell, they're only $50 at worst buy ...)
... ( (and around 20 at newegg.... )

He doesn't have to buy it from that particular place. I'm just suggesting the methodology.
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Re: Speaking of laptops
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2008, 03:28:28 PM »

He doesn't have to buy it from that particular place. I'm just suggesting the methodology.

ok, misunderstood ya
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