[ltp] Installing Ubuntu on old Thinkpad i1720

rrkrr linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 20 Dec 2008 20:13:46 -0500

That's the one I've been using.  The problem is that there is some bug
in the ata_piix bus driver that can't maintain a link to the CDROM drive
if that drive is idle for more than a minute or so - so the install
always fails.


Chris Schumann wrote:
> rrkrr wrote:
> <munch>
>> I would appreciate any ideas for making a clean install of Ubuntu (or
>> Xubuntu) 8.10 work.
> You might try the alternate install CD. It installs in text mode, and
> requires fewer resources.
> Best,
> Chris