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New install on ThinkPad R60 (SOLVED)
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:10:39 pm »
I am installing or have just now installed Peppermint 10 on a T400. I guess Inxi reads the Intel as a T2400.  Pep10 runs pretty good on it so far. My Dad was determined  to use XP for his online banking until the Bank stopped supporting his out dated Chrome on this i686. He is nearly Ninety so if I can get four extra years on this laptop that will be more than enough.


The main thing I want to deal with though is the Four Hundred Eighty Four I/O errors at boot up. Please.

I just made an administrator user apart from his, when I get his account set up with his favorite apps, I will make it User only.
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CPU~Dual core Intel T2400 (-MCP-) speed/max~1002/1833 MHz Kernel~5.0.0-37-generic i686 Up~2:31 Mem~511.0/1941.4MB HDD~124.1GB(22.1% used) Procs~202 Client~Shell inxi~2.3.56
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Re: New install on ThinkPad R60
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 02:27:12 pm »
Here is the Dropbox link to the Pictures of the IO errors that are slowing down the boot up so much.

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/3nyrvxizcbk2q75/AADKfQOx7bKQyayVZ562sG0da

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Re: New install on ThinkPad R60
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 04:04:55 am »
Do you have a faulty DVD drive connected to the machine? Try removing it.

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Re: New install on ThinkPad R60
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 02:11:00 am »
Thanks.
Like most things it seems obvious now that you point it out. I should have searched "dev sr0"

I appreciate the reply and help.

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Re: New install on ThinkPad R60
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 02:43:06 am »
Yeah, I normally have the disk drives as a second or third boot option. This laptop still tries to read the drive at boot even if there is not a boot disk in the DVD drive.

I excluded the DVD drive from the boot order all together and that fixed it.

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Re: New install on ThinkPad R60
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 02:58:55 am »
I am just seeing now that Peppermint 10 keeps attempting to read the DVD/CD ROM drive even when the HDD drive is the only one listed in the boot options in the BIOS.

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Re: New install on ThinkPad R60
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 06:20:05 am »
It's not booting from it, it's just trying to check the hardware or maybe see if there's a disc in. You could disconnect it and it might speed up boot.

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Re: New install on ThinkPad R60
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 03:25:58 pm »
The drive is internal. I guess just make sure the drive is empty.

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