[ltp] Debian on Thinkpad W540

Christoph Schmees linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:22:51 +0200

Am 03.06.2014 22:55, schrieb Jos=E9 Luis Garc=EDa Pallero:
> Hello:
> In a few weeks I'll change my Thinkpad T400 for a W540. Now I run
> Debian on my T400 and almost all works fine (the only one exception is
> the internal microphone).
> Has anyone installed Debian on a W540? I've seen
> (http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201308-14114/) that the
> W540 is certified for Ubuntu, but also that depending os the BIOS
> version the installation can be dangerous
> (http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:W540)

I bricked my X220 by installing a dual boot W7 and Mint 13 LTS
while the BIOS setup for the boot method was "auto". Ok, the
board was replaced by on-site warranty. After that, knowing about
the pitfall, the solution was easy: Pin the boot method to
"legacy" and everything should be fine with linux.