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by greencap
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: T60: Requesting help setting up GRUB
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: T60: Requesting help setting up GRUB

My apologies, the problem was solved by updating my BIOS. Everything is working well now! Thank you for your help!
by greencap
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60
Replies: 27
Views: 2944

Re: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60

Updated the BIOS and it seems to be working dandy! I'm gonna look into a better battery and some general upgrades now!
Thank you all for helping!
by greencap
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60
Replies: 27
Views: 2944

Re: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60

Hmm.. Wouldn't a USB stick be sufficient? It's been long years since I burnt my last installation CD :) The idea is to take the .ISO you would have burnt to a CD and place it on USB instead. You know, I thought the exact same thing. Tried it twice, read the documentation to find that it does not ha...
by greencap
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60
Replies: 27
Views: 2944

Re: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60

I'd also upgrade the BIOS to the latest. I'm gonna drive out to the Walmart to pick up a spindle of CD's tomorrow! (Thanks RBS for that link, I woulda never found it!) RAM is most likely fine. Be sure to upgrade to 3GB which is about as high as you can go with this chipset. I have upgraded to 4GB e...
by greencap
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: T60: Requesting help setting up GRUB
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

T60: Requesting help setting up GRUB

Hello all! I'm looking to edit my GRUB bootloader to allow my T60 to boot Linux Mint Debian Edition. As it is, It will try to boot, then the system will hang. I know that it can boot in "compatibility mode" as I live booted off of USB into compatibility mode to install it. If anyone knows what param...
by greencap
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60
Replies: 27
Views: 2944

Re: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60

jaaa wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:50 pm
Linux [mint] 19.3 should work. Have you tried this?
I currently have that running, but I have to mess with keys to get GRUB to show up, then I have to boot it from the recovery menu. I want to get it so that I don't have to touch anything during boot up.
Thank you though!
by greencap
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Help identifying connector
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

Re: Help identifying connector

Could be Mini-DVI?
by greencap
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60
Replies: 27
Views: 2944

Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60

Hello! I got this Thinkpad T60 off the free pile at my university's CompSci department. I am having trouble getting anything to boot consistently. So far I have tried: *Debian 10.5 (both non-free firmware and vanilla) and it would install, and grub would boot, but it would go no further *Arch 32bit,...

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