Re: IBM X31 and Linux
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 13:26:00 -0500
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Stefan Bauer scribbled these words at Friday 20 February 2004 13:02:
> I'm considering to purchase an IBM X31 notebook and I want to install
> Linux on it (SUSE 9.0 or/and Debian). Has anyone had any experience with
> installing und running Linux on this machine without using docking station
> or compiling the kernel? Just by booting from an external DVD/CD-ROM
> (USB2.0-connected) und installing Linux like on a desktop?
I recently purchased an IBM TinkPad X31. I did not buy the Ultrabase or
external CD-drive at the same time so I had to install using another
notebook computer then placing the HD into the X31. The X31 works well
with GNU/Linux. I installed N-ix Business Linux (a RedHat Linux
derivative) and then downloaded and compiled the newly released Intel PRO
Wireless 2100 device driver from Intel. I have SUSE Linux installed on an
IBM R30 notebook computer and it is great too.
http://ipw2100.sf.net - device driver for built-in 802.11b miniPCI WiFi
http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~andrewb/x31.html - someone else who installed
GNU/Linux on an IBM X31.
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