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Linux on the Lenovo Thinkpad X61s

Lenovo X61s - picture

Since about two days I’m proud owner of a Lenovo X61s notebook. It will become my main and new developer box for grml, featuring all that nifty stuff like 64bit support, hardware virtualization and so on…

I managed to use all the important features with a very current version of grml. I’m using kernel 2.6.22-grml on a setup with LVM, cryptsetup-luks,… everything works fine so far (including Suspend-To-RAM – even in grml live-mode when booting from USB pen :-) – thanks for the excellent hibernate package, madduck!).

As you won’t find useful and approriate information about Linux on the X61s yet (either pretty incomplete or wrong) I decided to put all relevant information on a webpage in the grml-wiki:

Short version: the X61s rocks.

I’ll provide information to thinkwiki as soon I checked out all the details…

3 Responses to “Linux on the Lenovo Thinkpad X61s”

  1. Radu Says:

    How did you installed debian on it? It doesn’t have an optical as far as I know…

  2. mika Says:

    @Radu: Ah, good point. :)

    Yes, the X61s doesn’t have an optical drive. I booted grml from USB pen and did a normal grml2hd-installation (took about 5 minutes overall). As grml supports installation on external USB and firewire devices out-of-the-box that’s not a big deal. If you want to install *plain* Debian (as in: not grml) just boot grml from usb pen and install Debian via grml-debootstrap (see for details).

    HTH && regards,

  3. Radu Says:

    Thank you for your very fast reply :)