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by Sudevan
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

Why can't you just press F12 at bootup, and then select which drive/boot manager to boot from? No need to go into BIOS every time (unless F12 is not ENabled in BIOS/Startup). Or are you on UEFI? I don't think F12 worked at all on the T530. Perhaps because it is on UEFI. (Remember, if we had disable...
by Sudevan
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

I found a potential solution to Windows wrecking the Linux ext4 partition: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2382978 It's basically using parted and boot repair to restore the Linux partition, as far as I can make out. I will need to study this a bit more, in case it becomes an issue. Sudevan
by Sudevan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

From what I read, you are still trying to install both Windows and Linux on the same drive. That's where your problem lies. I'm sure it can be done, but it requires a fair knowledge of Linux. To give you an idea, see this: https://old.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/db8fbj/installing_linux_on_m2_dri...
by Sudevan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:29 am
Congrats are in order! :thumbs-UP:
Thanks, Dominic.
by Sudevan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

From what I read, you are still trying to install both Windows and Linux on the same drive. That's where your problem lies. I'm sure it can be done, but it requires a fair knowledge of Linux. To give you an idea, see this: https://old.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/db8fbj/installing_linux_on_m2_dri...
by Sudevan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Buying a W520 in 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 5044

Re: Buying a W520 in 2019?

My Dell G3 has the 1660ti card. The graphics are outstanding with excellent frame rates. Yes, I write a lot in German on several other websites. Fascinating! I know several languages to varying degrees of facility. It is amazing how far we have come in terms of complex scripts like Chinese and Japa...
by Sudevan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

Update:

My colleague Jack (with whom I had attempted the Linux Install yesterday) said he had an idea he wanted to try with one further installation attempt, which will happen tomorrow afternoon. I'll report the results after our next adventure (or misadventure, LOL).
by Sudevan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

Both my posts boil down to basically the same. If both Windows and Linux were installed on separate drives, and they were both the ONLY drive in that machine at that install time, then F12 at boot should give you the choice when BOTH are in at the same time. Where you want which drive is up to you....
by Sudevan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Buying a W520 in 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 5044

Re: Buying a W520 in 2019?

I am still using a T520 spec'ed out with a 2760QM and 16 GB of ram. If it had a better GPU I would not have bought a new Dell G3, but the GPU in the T520 is not up to running a flight simulator program at a good frame rate. I'm not at all certain even the top of the line GPU in a W520 would be up t...
by Sudevan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

T530 (and others like it) have options for 3 drives: - 2.5" in main drivebay - Ultrabay-caddy + 2.5" instead of DVD-drive - M.2 drive in WWAN-slot. Suggestion 1: get a small (128GB is more than enough) M.2 mSATA drive for WWAN-slot, install W10 on it (while main-drive has been removed). Remove mSAT...
by Sudevan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

I would suggest the following: - remove the main drive with W10 - insert another drive and install Linux on it - replace the DVD drive with an Ultrabay caddy for a 2nd HDD/SSD, such as this - choose which OS you use most, put that drive in your main drivebay - put the other OS drive in the Ultrabay...
by Sudevan
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Buying a W520 in 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 5044

Re: Buying a W520 in 2019?

Duh. I've been working with too many T420s lately. :) Worth mentioning is the fact that the mSATA slot is limited to SATA-II speed, whereas the Ultrabay and 2.5" SATA bay are SATA-III. I have never really noticed any negative side effects of on any of my *20 series machines, but it is a technical l...
by Sudevan
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: The rest of my 14" 16:10 T61s
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: FS: The rest of my 14" 16:10 T61s

Did not read the title carefully, they are 16:10 but I am still interested
by Sudevan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

I would suggest the following: - remove the main drive with W10 - insert another drive and install Linux on it - replace the DVD drive with an Ultrabay caddy for a 2nd HDD/SSD, such as this - choose which OS you use most, put that drive in your main drivebay - put the other OS drive in the Ultrabay...
by Sudevan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

Would this topic about UEFI on T430 help your situation? https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=107675&hilit=john1in2 Thank you. I am not entirely sure. The basic message I have found from multiple postings and writeups is that UEFI should be left Enabled since that was how Win 10 was ins...
by Sudevan
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!

Eakamai was last seen on the Forum in July 2017. But this might help: https://itsfoss.com/guide-install-linux-mint-16-dual-boot-windows/ Thank you, RBS! I read through the instructions and will look at the video. But when I checked out the comments, many people have said they have had trouble with ...
by Sudevan
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: EMERGENCY! What the heck did I just do? CAN'T Boot!
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: EMERGENCY! Fixed, but have some questions for Experts

Hi all, Obviously I have to read up on Lenovo's BIOS/SETUP windows and how they relate to one another before I pursue the Linux loading. Aloha! If you can find out more about this it would be appreciated. We plan to dual boot Linux as well. Never had a problem with T61 - but we are looking to get a...
by Sudevan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: A lot of Thinkpads of various ages and conditions
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: FS: A lot of Thinkpads of various ages and conditions

I have used https://www.ipsparcel.com/ for overseas shipping. Takes a bit longer but costs a lot less. Bonus: If you live outside the USA and would like to ship items from USA, you can use them also. I usually use ParcelMonkey, but they don't allow lithium batteries. Any idea if this company allows...
by Sudevan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: T601 Frankenpad; T9300 / SXGA+ AFFS
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: FS: T601 Frankenpad; T9300 / SXGA+ AFFS

I have the following "Frankenpad" I made a few years back. It is in good condition, and has been a reliable workbench machine for a while. The warehouse I kept it in is shutting down and I will not need this any further. The body is a 15" T60 4:3 SXGA+ machine. Photographs in this imgur album: http...
by Sudevan
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Sold: T60p 2623-DDU, Boe Hydis UXGA [US]
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: FS: T60p 2623-DDU, Boe Hydis UXGA [US]

Toltek wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:20 pm
$250 OBO
Is this T60p still available? Thanks.

Sudevan
by Sudevan
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FREE: ThinkPad Dock 2505
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: FREE: ThinkPad Dock 2505

I'm interested in this dock. How much would shipping be to Stevens Point, Wisconsin? You can also send me a PM, if you'd like. Thanks.

Sudevan
by Sudevan
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: My Thinkpad Museum legacy
Replies: 45
Views: 15357

Re: FS: My Thinkpad Museum legacy

Good afternoon all, I am looking at reviving this thread to see if there was still any interest. Since the original post, I have moved twice, and now remarried and into a house with sufficient room, but think its time to part with these now...before they are TOO told to be appreciated. I will warn ...
by Sudevan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Thinkpad + Linux = I really want to learn !!
Replies: 12
Views: 3644

Re: Thinkpad + Linux = I really want to learn !!

Hello, From what research I've gathered Thinkpasds seem to be the majorties choice on running linux. I don't know really anything when it comes to Thinkpads & linux, but I'm eager to learn. I'm wanting to learn Ubuntu and I'm curious which Thinkpad would be the best for a absolutely complete beginn...
by Sudevan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X250 Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

Re: X250 Screen

Here's the PSREF with loads of MTMs: http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad_X250 To find out what is exactly inside your laptop, you need its S/N (without the -) and enter that here: https://support.lenovo.com/ie/en/partslookup The majority came with TN HD screens, a smaller group with IPS HD, ev...
by Sudevan
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X250 Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

X250 Screen

I just bought a X250 (Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Intel i5-5300U 2.30GHz 8GB RAM 180GB SSD Win10 Pro) and am waiting for it to arrive. I cannot find an MTM number for any X250 in the MTM Excel database, and am wondering if anyone knows of a source. I know some of the screens for the X250 are IPS and I am w...
by Sudevan
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Selling off some of my ThinkPad collection
Replies: 24
Views: 5155

Re: Selling off some of my ThinkPad collection

I been going through and thinking about getting rid of some of my ThinkPads I don't ever use anymore. I don't like to sell them but It is probably time to pass them to a new collector. So I'm putting them on here. My ThinkPads are all in good clean condition. If want pictures of one let me know in ...
by Sudevan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 updates on R400
Replies: 6
Views: 2465

Re: Windows 10 updates on R400

dr_st wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:02 am
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On the front, circled.
Got it, it's a slider switch, now set to the right (i.e., connected to WiFi). I can move it to the left and disconnect. Thanks very much indeed.
by Sudevan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 updates on R400
Replies: 6
Views: 2465

Re: Windows 10 updates on R400

Will Win 10 force updates right away on startup before I can even disconnect from the internet, or disable the auto update preference? Well, the R400 has a hardware wireless kill-switch, so you can just make it impossible for Windows to connect to the internet before you set it up the way you want....
by Sudevan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 updates on R400
Replies: 6
Views: 2465

Re: Windows 10 updates on R400

Wish I was in Steven's Point or even Rhinelander right now with a heat index here nearing 100F tomorrow. I wouldn't make any bets on Windows 10 updates screwing up drivers on your system. It's happened. I can't speak to the Linux issues at all with Windows 10 in a dual boot configuration, ut there ...
by Sudevan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 updates on R400
Replies: 6
Views: 2465

Windows 10 updates on R400

I haven't been on here for a while, but I thought I would write about some questions I have. Some years ago I acquired a R400 with Windows 10 installed on it by the seller, changing from WinXP Pro. At that time, I wanted to have a machine other than my main desktop to check out Win 10. I tried then,...

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