[ltp] Debian on Thinkpad W540

Christoph Schmees linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:54:35 +0200

Am 05.06.2014 17:29, schrieb Jos=EF=BF=BD Luis Garc=EF=BF=BDa Pallero:
> 2014-06-04 2:22 GMT+02:00 Christoph Schmees <cjws@gmx.net>:
>> Am 03.06.2014 22:55, schrieb Jos=EF=BF=BD Luis Garc=EF=BF=BDa 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 i=
>>> 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?

I don't know the former BIOS revision (of the board that died,
that is). On the new board I keep the BIOS up-to-date.