[ltp] X40 upgrade notes (SSD, Ubuntu Precise)

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 17 Jun 2012 11:09:58 -0300

On Sun, 17 Jun 2012, Helmut Hullen wrote:
> > 2. I purchased a PATA 1.8" SSD made by "Kingfast". The Ubuntu
> > installer sees this fine, but, having installed it, the BIOS can't
> > boot from it, saying "No operating system found".
> > Solution (rather oddly): remove the jumper cap on the drive, so that,
> > rather than being in "IDE master" mode, it's in "cable select" mode.
> That works on my T2x, with the special problem that when using the same  
> SSD via Ultrabay it needs the jumper.
> That doesn't work on my T43.
> The T43 needs the "master" jumper for recognizing the SSD, see (p.e.)  
> Setup/Startup/Boot

Meh.  SSDs must have screwed up cable-select as it is not that common in
generic hardware (and you're slightly better off with one-HDD-per-PATA-cable
and jumpered as master, anyway).

> But it doesn't boot from SSD - I've just tried it once more.

Yeah, older BIOSes often have issues with newer ATA standards.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh