[sf-lug] thinkpad

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Sun Oct 21 21:50:49 PDT 2007

On Sun, 21 Oct 2007, Alex Kleider wrote:

> I've got DSL (Damn Small Linux) running on the think pad. fdisk didn't 
> work because I didn't realize that I was not root by default!!!!!!! 
> (what a dolt I am) Everything loaded as per the instructions on the web 
> site you gave me. So my goal of getting a functioning linux system has 
> been achieved.


> It is still of interest to me as to whether the 2.6 kernel is really
> incompatible with this processor: ?PII/366? uname reports i586 unknown
> (machine and processor respectively I think.)

I doubt it's really not compatible with the 2.6 kernel.  Can you paste the 
exact message you get and where you get it?

What if you boot an Ubuntu/Xubuntu Live CD?

> By the way: the hard drive is less than 3G, not 30. But that I think is 
> still enough for my friend's (the owner) purposes.

/me nods

I agree with Rick about Xubuntu - I urge you to give it a shot.

-- Asheesh.

What!?  Me worry?
 		-- Alfred E. Newman

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