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Re: Thinkpad 760EL floppy?
I've actually got pxe grub up and running for some other machines (hooray
for consolidated disk space), but the BIOS network boot support on this
thing is only for a token ring network. Presumably there was a docking
station or something that included a token ring adapter, but I'm not
presently running one of those here. :)
Maybe I should just put it up on eBay and get something newer...
On Wednesday 20 April 2005 06:25 am, Herbie wrote:
> Well I have a hard drive adaptor, but not a external floppy, but if it
> boots of the network, get to know pxelinux, it actually could be quicker
> to setup one of your machines to feed it an install image, than to pull
> the harddrive and put it in another machine.
> On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Danny Sauer wrote:
> > So, I've come into an IBM Thinkpad 760EL. It has a CD drive, and the
> > ability to boot from just about anything *but* the CD drive. Argh.
> > It's also got Windows NT 4.0 installed, which is not my first choice o'
> > Operating Systems. Or the second choice. It might make the top 10,
> > but just barely. Anyway, my options appear to be 1) take the hard
> > drive out, hook it to an adapter, and do an install on a PC or 2)
> > obtain a floppy drive (or a token ring network interface, which it
> > could apparently boot from - why anyone would have booted their P133
> > laptop from a network, I'll probably never know).
> > "Great story, Danny, but why'd you post it to the list?" Well, I'm
> > hoping someone might have an "ultradrive" floppy drive that might work
> > in this machine, which they might be willing to part with for a couple
> > of days (or sell cheap, I guess). I'm gonna have to put a fair amount
> > of time into getting anything set up on this thing, so I'd like to
> > limit the financial outlay. :)
> > Drop me a line at email@example.com if you can help (replies to the
> > cloudmaster.com account may be missed).
> > --Danny, who can't remember what aliases he's subscribed under, and is
> > far too lazy to check
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