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ThinkPad R40e

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Niall_Y, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. Niall_Y

    Niall_Y Thread Starter

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    I tried to install Linux on my R40e, it was going OK, then wouldn't read the disc.

    So the installation bricked.

    Now my machine is stuck in a network boot loop. I cant get access to anything, and cant install any OS, I cant even use a live boot Linux CD.


    Is it dead?

    see here for linux thread http://forums.techguy.org/linux-unix/918747-problem-installing-opensuse-thinkpad-r40e.html


    I have no knowledge of networking or networked installs, I tried googling it, but can't find a decent step by step guide.
    I could always use my desktop as a server for this....
     
  2. storage_man

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    Here is what I think the problem is. You may have a faulty DVD drive. Since you have confirmed the boot sequence and we know your hard drive can not be booted due to the failed UNIX install, the only other bootable device is the DVD drive. I would verify the the newly burned DVD is operable, see if it will boot on your Desktop system. If it starts to boot, then its got to be the DVD drive on the ThinkPad.
     
  3. Niall_Y

    Niall_Y Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the answer, using some info I found through Google, I am currently installing a ubuntu on the ThinkPad via a USB PenDrive....


    94% and counting...
     
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