[ltp] R500 suddenly won't post
Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:16:04 +0000
The boot partition on the disk is probably hosed but it should still
go into setup, and should still boot from other media. How did you
install Debian? From a CD/DVD? If so it should boot from that again.
You might need to change the boot order in the setup screen so that it
doesn't try to boot from the hard disk.
On 3 November 2015 at 01:49, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a Thinkpad R500 that I'm preparing for sale. Prior to this trouble,
> it worked fine. I installed Debian 8 on it, forgetting that it wasn't
> plugged in, so the build aborted halfway into it. So I let it fully
> recharge. When I press the power button, the numlock, capslock, and AC
> lights turn on. Then the capslock and numlock turn off. The computer then
> sits there with a blank screen doing nothing indefinitely. Pressing the
> power switch again will turn the AC light off, leaving the plug and battery
> lights lit.
> Where do I go from here?
> David Griffith
> A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Top-posting.
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