[ltp] Debian on Thinkpad W540

José Luis García Pallero linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 5 Jun 2014 17:29:01 +0200

2014-06-04 2:22 GMT+02:00 Christoph Schmees <cjws@gmx.net>:
> Am 03.06.2014 22:55, schrieb José Luis García 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.

Thank you for the info, Christoph. Which BIOS version had yoyr X220?

> Christoph
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José Luis García Pallero
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