[ltp] T43 will only accept small disk

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:06:47 -0200

On Mon, 08 Feb 2016, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I have three T43's in my ancient machine collection.
> They have disks of sizes 60GB, 120GB, 240GB.
> One of the machines will only accept the 60GB disk.

Did you try to use a 1GiB ~ 2GiB /boot partition at the start of the disk to
host the kernels and the boot loader?  It should work...

> Is it likely that a BIOS upgrade would solve this problem?
> I have looked through the BIOS and don't see
> any possible change there.

There is no good reason to run outdated firmware in a IBM T4x ThinkPad.
Please update.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh