Drivers for A21m

R, A, G and Z series specific matters only
Post Reply
Message
Author
grimmster
Posts: 46
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:02 pm
Location: Rochester, MN

Drivers for A21m

#1 Post by grimmster » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:35 am

Decided to spin up my A21m and make it OS original again (had Linux) so went and put Win 98 SE back on it. Now I cant find some of the drivers I need for it. What I am looking for is the USB drivers (as I put the video and sound drivers on usb stick to move over) and possibly LAN drivers.

I saw this thread

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=109948

And this person had a hard time getting the LAN drivers, but still, usb would be nice. (or will just use floppy for everything)

The Lenovo website will no longer recognize the unit (2628-G6U) so cannot find any drivers there for it. The other drivers I got are from here:

https://thinkpads.com/support/Thinkpad- ... /A21m.html
T21 (gone) T30 (Gone, thank God) T42 (gone - was my favorite) A21m (have) Z60m (have) T60 (have) T420s (have)

Neil
Senior ThinkPadder
Senior ThinkPadder
Posts: 2926
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:41 pm
Location: Paragould AR USA

Re: Drivers for A21m

#2 Post by Neil » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:56 pm

Here is what you need for USB support in Win98: http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php
Collection = T500 - R400 - X300 - X200 - T61 (14" WXGA+) - T61 (14.1" SXGA+) - T60 (15" SXGA+) - X40 - T43p - T43 - T42p - A30P - 600E

ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 15939
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: Drivers for A21m

#3 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:18 pm

According to original specs, that machine shipped with modem only, no LAN of any kind
PIII 800MHz (256KB), 64MB RAM, 20.0GB HDD, 14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD, 8x-2x DVD, Modem, Li-Ion battery, Win98, Office 2000 SB
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF

Abused daily: T61p

PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

kfzhu1229
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 932
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: Drivers for A21m

#4 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:33 pm

grimmster wrote:The Lenovo website will no longer recognize the unit (2628-G6U) so cannot find any drivers there for it.
FYI, if you REALLY need to find it in Lenovo website, try think.lenovo.com.cn
It has drivers for every major organized models (so I series is kinda messed up in there) starting with the original 700
Btw you also have to put your location in as one of the forum rules suggested
Patience, boys. All good things to those who wait. – Mother Gothel (Tangled)
_________________________________
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
2xT43 14.1" 2.26 SXGA+ 2gb 1*fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

grimmster
Posts: 46
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:02 pm
Location: Rochester, MN

Re: Drivers for A21m

#5 Post by grimmster » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:48 pm

ajkula66 wrote:According to original specs, that machine shipped with modem only, no LAN of any kind
PIII 800MHz (256KB), 64MB RAM, 20.0GB HDD, 14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD, 8x-2x DVD, Modem, Li-Ion battery, Win98, Office 2000 SB
I believe the modem and LAN or tied together (and the reason the other post link was having a hard time) but it definitely has a built in LAN port..

I was able to get the USB drivers (thanks Neil) and now have USB done, audio done, video done Debating if I am going to worry at all about LAN. Not sure I care if this is online or not (probably better not to have it online)

Just a nice old system to play some old games on...
T21 (gone) T30 (Gone, thank God) T42 (gone - was my favorite) A21m (have) Z60m (have) T60 (have) T420s (have)

ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 15939
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: Drivers for A21m

#6 Post by ajkula66 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:11 pm

grimmster wrote:
I believe the modem and LAN or tied together (and the reason the other post link was having a hard time) but it definitely has a built in LAN port..
The drivers are not tied together and the fact that the machine has a LAN port doesn't mean that the card is there. Having said that, you can pick up a mini-PCI combo card for literally a few bucks nowadays should you decide to pursue that type of connectivity.
Just a nice old system to play some old games on...
Indeed it is.
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF

Abused daily: T61p

PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests