Solaris X86 on IBM ThinkPad 701?

Solaris X86 on IBM ThinkPad 701?

Post by Brian McElr » Fri, 12 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Has anyone tried to install Solaris X86 on any of the Thinkpad 701 ("butterfly")
notebooks?   The hardware compatibility guides only list as certified systems
a few older Thinkpads models (e.g. 750x, 755C).

Brian McElree


Solaris X86 on IBM ThinkPad 701?

Post by William Rumbl » Sat, 13 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Try checking with EIS computers (

They sell Solaris pre-installed on a variety of machines,
notably laptops.

good luck!


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1. linux on ibm 701 thinkpad series?

I am wondering if anyone has yet tried to port linux to the IBM
thinkpad 701 series. I have not seen any comments regarding it in the
usual places (ie, here or on

I am a novice to linux, and am considering this machine for my first

Are there any gotchas? Does the port for the 755 series work on this
machine? Any problems driving the internal modem, disk or display?
Also, I am considering using the machine at home with an external
monitor. I have not had much luck with acquiring info about what
chipset is used for the display card, and/or whether it will drive a
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Thanks for any help you can give. My apologies if I have missed
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National Center for Atmospheric Research
PO Box 3000
Boulder CO, 80307

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