Linux on the Thinkpad 350?

Linux on the Thinkpad 350?

Post by Peter Valkenbu » Sat, 06 Nov 1993 20:03:18

[Cross-posted to comp.os.linux.admin]

>I was informed that recently someone posted to this newsgroup that they
>succesfully installed Linux on the IBM ThinkPad 350.  I have been unable
>to find the article.  Could someone either confirm this, or tell me
>where I might find an archive for this newsgroup so that I may search
>for the article.

We've installed the Linux SLS 1.02 (= not the most recent version)
distribution on a Thinkpad 300C (IBM's 386SL color notebook) the day
before yesterday.

It works ok, though we had a little trouble with the Linux extended fs.

We also managed to run Xfree (pre-2.0) in monochrome mode with a Microsoft-
compatible mouse on the serial port.  We only have 4M RAM installed + 8M swap.
It's slow but won't crash.  We'll try Xfree 2.0 with 16bit color next.

This probably means you can run Linux on *any* ThinkPad [fingers crossed].


        Peter Valkenburg
        Dept. Computer Affairs
        Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
        The Netherlands


1. linux on IBM ThinkPad 350

Hi all. I'm new of this newsgroup and maybe my question could
be an old question. Can I install Linux on the IBM ThinkPad 350?
I know that there are problems on some notebooks but I don't know
if my notebook is among these. Is a 120Mb HD enough for linux as
I need space for my DOS programs too?

Thanks in advance.



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