Thursday, June 14, 2007

T61 Hardware and Linux First Impressions

I uploaded a copy of XML lshw output for my 14.1" T-61 Widescreen.

First impressions on Linux hardware compatibility
  • Feisty fails to busybox prompt (supposedly you can address this with a vga prompt of 791 but it didn't work for me. Supposedly you can do the install with the alternative iso. X Based Installers are a dumb idea anyway.
  • Debian 4.0 Installer boots just fine and network cards were detected
  • UbuntuTrinux (2.4.20 kernel) booted fine and network was detected

Back to backup up the drive prior to repartioning XP SP2.

Vista?! WTF is Vista?

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