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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)

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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
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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
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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
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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)

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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.
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Indeed it is.
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