Re: Debian on an IBM Thinkpad 570E
I have an IBM Thinkpad 570E that I would like to install Debian
on. I have tried installing 2.1 (from CD and floppy) and 2.2 (from
floppy) without success. What happens is the following:
I get the rescue disk "welcome screen" and I hit enter to boot. It
Then the screen flickers and it reboots.
What I would like to end up with is a dualboot linux/win2K. Do I
have to go through the Win2K loader like with NT or can I use LILO
like with 95/98?
Hmmm. I installed Debian from floppies on my thinkpad 570 (model
26443AU, not the 570E). I was able to get past that with both the
slink floppies and version 2.2.6 of the potato floppies. It was
important NOT to specify floppy=thinkpad, but otherwise there wasn't a
problem. I ended up installing potato because the pcmcia stuff worked
better, but that is much later than what you are doing. There are a
number of hardware changes from the 570 to the 570E, but I can't
imagine it would matter to the point where you can't even boot. Are
you sure that your floppies aren't messed up?