Installation instructions for the ThinkPad 365
The Thinkpad 365 ( model 2625) has serveral boot options available in the setup / diagnostic mode ( hold down F1 and turn on laptop to enter setup) . One option is to boot from floppy or CD (365XD) which is fairly standard, but a more flexible option is to boot from the PCMCIA port. Given a large capacity flash card ( usually a compact flash card in a PCMCIA adapter) the original setup CD can be replicated onto the flash card. Alternativly any distribution designed to run from a USB Flash card will also run from the PCMCIA port.
The ThinkPad 365XD is known to be compatible with Red Hat 6.2, as long as the system has more than 8 megabytes of memory. There is a problem with starting up X; while models of the 365XD with TFT displays were compatible with a number of releases of X, the DTSN models of the 365XD had compatibility problems with certain releases of X, and required complicated startup to make X visible:
$ startxto start the X server
- Hit on the keyboard. This may make X visible. If not:
- Exit out of X with
- Restart X with
Releases 3.2 and 3.3.6 of XFree86 are known to be compatible with the 365XD; other releases may not be.