Installing Debian 3.1 (Sarge) on a ThinkPad T43p
This is how I installad Debian / Sarge on my new T43p.
I got also a new 100 GB HDS disk, so I swapped out the 60 GB model an plug in my new 100 GB. When I booted the Sarge Installdisks with 2.6 Linux was not able to recognize the HD.
Then I booted with the old 2.4 Kernel, installed sarge, get a kernel from kernel.org. After compilation and replacing hda through sda, the T43p boot into 2.6.