FreeBSD 5.3 on Thinkpad X40
khairil at apdip.net
Sat Nov 20 21:48:09 PST 2004
On Sat, 2004-11-20 at 12:04 -0800, Peter Thoenen wrote:
> > >> Has anybody gotten FreeBSD 5.3 to run ok on a Thinkpad X40?
> > >>
> On all the recent X series I have owned (pretty much them all), you need to
> boot into windows (ugh), run the thinkpad configuration tool, and disable the
> secondary ATA controller. As Arne suggested, this has no noticable effect on
> anything ... laptop still works fine, base station (w/ CDROM) works just fine,
> etc etc. Once this has been accomplished, FreeBSD 5.x installs and runs with
> no problems. Been running it every since the X40 came out.
Thank you Arne and Peter for the solution!
I wonder why IBM just doesn't include a BIOS option for it :(.
Unfortunately for me, I no longer have my Windows partition, so I'll
have to create a dos boot floppy disk and run the ps2.exe dos utilities
off of it. So I'm off to find a usb floppy drive now.
Again thanks, you guys just made my weekend.
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