Installation instructions for the ThinkPad R52
Specific installation notes for the ThinkPad R52.
If the boot sequence in your BIOS is set for boot first from CD drive then you can use the liveCD of following Linux distribution
These liveCD starts the complete Linux environment including the GUI. It is found that most of the hardware work great even on the LiveCD. While using liveCD it is recommended that you have at least 256MB RAM.