Hallo dear friends !
I got a present - an old Think Pad, which appears to me to be a wonderful still very useful instrument. Since manuals are no more available, I need your step by step help:
1.) Removal of XP and installing LinuxMint Cinamon from USB stick.
> Start + F1
Bios opens. (EasySetupMenue offers to select: Config - Date/time - Password - Start up - Restart)
Menu offers: MemorySystemBoard - Display - Network - AssetID - QuickBoot - CPU - BootMenu F12 - Initialize)
Menue offers: F12Boot - Enable - Disable
> Enable > OK
ConfigMenue returns. BootMenuF12 marked.
returns to MenueF12 enable / disable
Where do I have to select the bootable LinuxUSBStick ?
Where do I use the F12 key revealing the setup menue to select the USBStick ?
Is it possible to clear the disk completely using the external DOS based DBAN Eraser - Program?
I should be very grateful for any advice to make this nice laptop work again, which really deserves it.
Thanking in advance
The Linux Mint installation media can be used to delete Windows, format the HDD and install Linux. Just choose the option that reads something like "Use entire disk" for installation.
https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... en/latest/
Enjoy the Linux world
ThinkPad X230: i5-3320M CPU 3.3GHz - 8GB RAM 1600 MHz - SSD 860 EVO 500GB - Debian - ME_cleaned
I don't think Cinnamon will work, but I never tried myself... Keep us posted how it goes...
Oops! I overlooked that bit of info. It's been a very long time since I've installed an OS on a 600 series machine, and I don't remember what exactly the USB boot procedure is. Probably not exactly as I wrote above. IIRC, back when I last installed something, I was still using CD disks. It might be necessary to use a PLOP boot disk to hand off to the USB device.
A little more research lead me to this topic: viewtopic.php?t=36943
T60p 1600x1200 IPS - undecided - W500 1920x1200, FireGL V5700 - fixing the frame...
T43p 1600x1200 IPS - needs work - 240X might try FreeDOS from a floppy...
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