[ltp] R500 suddenly won't post

Phil Shotton linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
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.
Good luck!

On 3 November 2015 at 01:49,  <dave@661.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?
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> David Griffith
> dave@661.org
> A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Top-posting.
> Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
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