[ltp] T40 / Pentium M and Linux

Derek A. Rogillio linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
26 Mar 2003 09:47:51 -0500

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On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 09:31, Richard wrote:
> One thing you can do is try out Knoppix (www.koppix.net) as a means of
> testing the machine. It's a bleeding edge distro, which runs from CD ROM.
> So, you could test the thinkpad in a shop, or when it arrives without the
> need to "damage" anything. You'd then have a better idea whether it works=
> without making it unreturnable.
> Hope that's slightly useful, even if it doesn't directly answer the
> question.

Thanks, Richard.  I've used Knoppix before and really like their
direction.  It's nice to be able to pop in a CD and have a full-featured
Linux workstation.

I'll consider this as a possible scenario.  Due to the long lead-times
on the T40, this could set me back without a laptop for a considerable
amount of time if it doesn't work.  I'm also concerned that this machine
has enough new/untested hardware that even the Knoppix kernel might have
trouble with it :)

I appreciate the response!  It's not something I had thought about it,
and every bit helps.

Derek Rogillio
dereklist (at) rogillio (dot) net

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