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Installing UBUNTU 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake

on IBM THINKPAD R52

Last updated: 20 October 2006

General Hardware Specifications of Thinkpad R42 “1858MQ8”:

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Notes

Celron M 370 Processor, 1.5 GHz

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

14” TFT Display

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

Intel media graphics accelerator 900

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

512 MB PC2 4200 DDR2 (533 Mhz) RAM

Works

No special procedure required during installation

40 GB HDD

Works

No special procedure required during installation

DVD/CD-RW Combo DRIVE

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Intel Integrated Network Card

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Internal 56k Modem

Doesn't Work

Don't try

24X Max Variable CD-ROM Drive

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Integrated wireless network

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Lithium-Ion Battery

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Intel 910GML chipsets

Works

No special procedure required during installation

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.15-26-386

Basic Installation of UBUNTU:


Installing:


Post-Install modifications/tweaks


Setting up additional features for Ubuntu



Unresolved issues


Configuration Files

Contact Information

Links:



I fell in love with ubuntu but with Internet not working on my Laptop I would need to shift to other flavor. Mepis is what I will try next and then may be OpenSuse. Till then i am happy using ubuntu.

< < < Mandrake 9.2 on same laptop



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