Installing SuSE 10.0 on Thinkpad T40p

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This is work in progress. Do not consider it as a guide - in fact, it really is a page draft filled with notes from running project


For many years, I was pretty happy with my 600E; it is a excellent laptop, which performs very well running MS Windows OS as well as any UNIX-like I put on it (there were three FreeBSD versions and several Linuxes). However, during my recent trip to Florida I discovered that this platform is not good for long travel:

  • it doesn't play DVDs very well
  • it eats batteries - two hours is not enough for the four-hour flight from Denver to Ft.Lauderdale
  • modern image editing applications such as Canon Digital Photo Professional take too long to execute

Immediately after returning home I started looking around and after careful considerations bought this T40p. There is not much difference between machines in T40-T42 range, especially if you are good with screwdriver; however, T40s are substantially cheaper on eBay.

The beginning

The original 40Gb drive was replaced with 100Gb

Part 2

Part 3