Installing Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on a ThinkPad X201

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Very preliminary installation report, will write more hopefully soon


I used an USB CD/DVD drive (41N5629, USB 2.0 Super Multi-Burner Drive with LightScribe) to install from the desktop CD.

Dual-booting Windows 7

Telling the Ubuntu installer's partitioner to put Ubuntu and Windows side by side will leave the pre-installed Windows 7 operational. The Rescue and Recovery partition cannot, however, be booted. If you ever think that you will be needing to reinstall your Windows or use Rescue and Recovery, please make the rescue discs from Windows before installing Ubuntu.

What works out of the box

What needs some tweaking

Qualcomm Gobi 2000 WWAN

The Mobile broadband can be made to work with Network Manager using:

 aptitude install linux-backports-modules-wwan-lucid-generic
 mkdir /lib/firmware/gobi
 sudo cp -p '/windows/c/Program Files/QUALCOMM/Images/Lenovo/UMTS/amss.mbn' /lib/firmware/gobi/
 sudo cp -p '/windows/c/Program Files/QUALCOMM/Images/Lenovo/UMTS/apps.mbn' /lib/firmware/gobi/
 sudo cp -p '/windows/c/Program Files/QUALCOMM/Images/Lenovo/6/UQCN.mbn' /lib/firmware/gobi/