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Thinkpad 11e and Linux on an external drive.

Q: Thinkpad 11e and Linux on an external drive.

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 I put a Linux distro on a pen drive. I then boot and press F12 to select the USB drive to boot from. I select the drive and windows boots. What am I doing wrong?

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Hello.

I have been told about Linux but never actually seen it up and running.
A few questions are...
1. Could install Linux onto my external HD and run it from there.
2. Can I still use windows programs such as SWiSH Max, Reason and Emulators? (If not, is there a way i can choose which OS to boot when i turn my computer on?)
3. What version of Linux should i download?
4. Does it crash as much as windows?

Computer specs are...

Intel Celeron 750MHz (approx)
20Gb internal HDD
300Gb external HDD connected through firewire
256Mb RAM
DVD Writer
CD Writer
Running WinXP (SP2)
Broadband external modem connected through USB 2.0 (1Mbps)

Cheers
Sam
 

A:Linux on an external drive. Is it possible?

samc said:



Hello.

I have been told about Linux but never actually seen it up and running.
A few questions are...
1. Could install Linux onto my external HD and run it from there.
2. Can I still use windows programs such as SWiSH Max, Reason and Emulators? (If not, is there a way i can choose which OS to boot when i turn my computer on?)
3. What version of Linux should i download?
4. Does it crash as much as windows?

Computer specs are...

Intel Celeron 750MHz (approx)
20Gb internal HDD
300Gb external HDD connected through firewire
256Mb RAM
DVD Writer
CD Writer
Running WinXP (SP2)
Broadband external modem connected through USB 2.0 (1Mbps)

Cheers
SamClick to expand...

1) Yes.you can run it from an external hdd.
2) Kinda. Although I haven't used any Windows emulators in linux I have heard it is possible. Some other people here could help you more. And yes, you can dual boot Linux and Win XP, I would defiantly say you should dual boot. In installation you will just make a partition on your external hdd then let the boot loader configure the rest.
3) Depends on what you want. Try some live cd's out. Live CD's let you try it out without installing it to your HD. If you haven't used linux before I can tell you that SuSE 9.1 is pretty friendly. My parents can use SuSE 9.1 very easily. If you haven't looked at these 2 places here they are:
www.linux.org
www.linuxiso.org
these sites should help you decide then find... Read more

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I have acquired a 1TB Western Digital external hard drive that has a Ubuntu Linux operating system on it. The hard drive itself is, I believe, only a couple of years old and has only been used with Linux on it, from what I understand.
I'd prefer to use this 1TB drive for file storage, but I can't see it under the list of disk drives (iow the old My Computer listing), in order to do anything with it. I'm assuming that because it's got another OS on it, it is not readable or detectable in Windows 7.

I have managed to view its partitions under Disk Management; they are: 245MB healthy active primary partition; 1.86 GB healthy primary partition; 93.13 healthy primary partition; and 836.27 healthy primary partition.

But apart from that, I'm not sure what else I can do with the thing, or indeed what I SHOULD do with it, to make it (a) readable and (b) usable for storing the usual photos, files, etc from my Windows 7 pc. I'm reading various other posts here but can't find an exact match of circumstances.

A:Removing Linux OS from external Hard Drive

Hi there,

Windows cannot read Linux's file system. This is why you cannot use the drive on your Windows PC as it is. You need to format the HDD in NTFS and Windows will be able to use it.
Before making any changes make sure you have copied all the information that you need and it's stored on it. Then go to disk management and right click on a partition, then choose delete volume. Do the same with all the partitions. Then you will have one big unallocated space. Then you can click on it and choose format .

Hope that helps.

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Do I understand correctly that all P51 and P52 units: - have at least 1920x1080 displays;- have can drive an external display at 4K ...? Thanks! EDIT:  I should add that I plan to use Linux on this machine.  If anyone has experience with that  I would appreciate your thoughts.

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For a few years I have been working with an HP Elitebook 8460p to which I connected an external drive, a Western Digital Element 2042. Working just fine. A few months ago I purchased a Thinkpad T420 and I thought that connecting the external drive would be a piece of cake but unfortunately no. So far I have been been enable to do so and I can't figure out why. When booting the drive doesn't show up in the drive's list.
I have been trying just about each port on my Thinkpad and none worked, the actual cable and port seem to work as the light at the back of the drive are on.

I know for a fact that the drive works, I just fired off my HP Elitebook 8460p again to make sure it was indeed still alive and it is fine. I can see it on my HP's boot menu and in the HP's disk management details. But not on my Thinkpad T420.

I used an enclosure with another drive to make sure the USB ports on my Thinkpad T420 are ok and this works fine. I also changed the drive's letters.

If the ports on the Thinkpad is fine if the external drive is fine, why then my external drive is not recognized by my T420 thru the USB port ?

This is the external drive's information as they are shown on the HP

A:Thinkpad T420 does not recognize external drive

It is probably just not getting a drive letter and you need to give it one are after initializing it. Does disk management see it?
Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

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Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.

Cheers
jimbo

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i have this old IBM thinkpad X30 that does not have a built in optical drive..so I tried to connect my Benq dvd-rewriter to it and the first time round it installed and ran ok...but after I rebooted the laptop, the dvd drive was recognised only as a USB storage device and not an optical drive. What could be the problem?
 

A:IBM Thinkpad without optical drive cannot recognise Benq external dvd-rewriter

Hi Elliah,

I'm no computer expert but I will try my best.

What is your operating system? And is your Benq dvd-rewriter compatible with that operating system?

Is "Benq dvd-rewriter" the exact name of your dvd rewriter? Or is it something like,
BenQ DW1670 DVD ReWriter?

I tried to find drivers for your dvd rewriter but I think I need more information.

I'm thinking this may be a driver problem, but I'm not sure.

When you plugged your dvd rewriter into your computer for the first time did your computer have to go online to find drivers for it? Or did it start working with drivers that came with your operating system?

Also you can try these steps if the above information didn't help.
1. disconnect your dvd rewriter from your computer
2. Locate your dvd rewriter driver in the Device Manager and Uninstall it.
3. Reboot your computer, plug in your dvd rewriter and see what happens.

I'll look up more information about this tomorrow, it's really late now sorry.
 

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What dock do I need to drive 2 external monitors (4K + UHD 1140) for ThinkPad p53s

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I have a Thinkpad T430 type 23474W4 and a Thinkpad mini dock series 3 type 4338-15U. I already have a Lenovo LEN LS2223wC monitor hooked up to it through one of the DVI ports. I have a a Lenovo LT1952p Monitor that I would like to use as a second external monitor. Both monitors work individually through either DVI or VGA. However, I can't get them to both work at the same time no matter what configuration I use. I was told they didn't have to be identical monitors to work together. What am I doing wrong? 

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Hello everyone, I have the case that I have problems with three ThinkPads T580. External screens go out, or a snow effect occursThe screens are connected to ThinkPad docking station with two DisplayPort connectorsBIOS 1.21 (N27ET35W)Intel Graphics Driver 26.20.100.6859Docking Sation:Firmware Version ThinkPad Docking Station FW Utility 3.1                    ThinkPad Pro Docking Station FW Utility 3.1                    PD controller: DA.0.1.8                    USB hub: 5043/5033                    DP Hub: 5.03.005                    USB Audio: 12Windows 10 1809Every driver and firmware is up to date. The flicker occurs also in the POST and BIOS. I changed the docking station (same FW Version) and cable. Other monitors are affected. This concerns at least three devicesAny suggestions? With kind regard, Leonitron

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I have a question about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018)'s ability to display HDR content on external monitor.Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018) support Windows 10 HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor like Dell UP2718Q or BenQ SW320?Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have a question about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018)'s ability to display HDR content on external monitor.Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018) support Windows 10 HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor like Dell UP2718Q or BenQ SW320?Thanks in advance for your help!

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Hi All, I got my P72 with 2x1TB NVMe and 128 GB RAM with Windows 10.  I am wondering if someone has tried to install CentOS 7.6 on P72. I read somewhere about ThunderBolt BIOS corruption so I am reluctant to be the firstone to try it out and brick my machine. Ideally, I would like to have dual boot for Windows and Linux or I can simply take out the Windows NVMe and replace that with a new NVMe and install CentOS 7.6. I need that to run multiple VMs for software demo purposes using CentOS. If there is someone who has successfully installed CentOS 7.6 on P72, please let me know your experience or tips.  Thanks

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HiI'm using the P1 with 64G RAM and Xeon CPU and several virtual machines running concurrently under VMWare WStation. The P1 runs under Win10 workstation and  i would like to possibly have VMare host running under a Linux distro rather than MSWin as it seems more efficient. But searching seems to indicate Lenovo has no Linux certification for P1. Any views on this ? Best

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When will the ThinkPad P1 be certified for linux operation?

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Hello.Before, I was using FEDORA 27 without this kind of problem.After install RedHat Linux Enterprise Desktop Edition (7.4), the FAN is allways running, and I fell my right side warmer than ever.My processor is Intel® Core? i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz × 4 Any of you guys feel this happening?Any sugestion?Thanks.

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Hello, I just got Lenovo Thinkpad T490  laptop it comes with Windows 10,The windows contains an application for the warranty, So my questions as follows 1- I am a linux user If I replaced the original Windows  with linux will I gonna lose this warranty ?2- Is the support available for linux ? ( I use Centos distributions and may use Ubuntu as a second option)3- Is Lenovo softwares Like Vantage available for linux ? Knowing that I bought that model as I found it supportes Redhat & ubuntu as followshttps://support.lenovo.com/eg/en/solutions/pd031426 thanks in advance   

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Dear all, I would like to buy a Thinkpad laptop with the following specs:Linux support (Ubuntu 18.04)32GB RAMi7 CPUDecent Battery LifeQuality Build14 inch screenWhich Lenovo model should I go for? Many Thanks,













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A:Which Thinkpad T series (supports Linux) [to buy] ?

In that case, the best choice would be Lenovo ThinkPad T480.





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Hi, I am having no sound on Linux with 20CG model. I only get HDMI output and no mixer controls. I am using linux 4.6.Can anyone point out what could be wrong?

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I want to use a USB soundcard to it's maximum performance (on Linux). For this, I go the advice to use the soundcard on a USB bus which is't occupied by oder devices which might interfere with the data transmission causing drop outs in the audio. looking at the usb system with lsusb ives me this list:Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
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Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 17ef:304f Lenovo
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2109:0812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 2109:0812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp.
Bus 003 Device 064: ID 1686:0045 ZOOM Corporation H4 Digital Recorder
Bus 003 Device 072: ID 046a:b090 Cherry GmbH
Bus 003 Device 075: ID 091e:2002 Garmin International
Bus 003 Device 074: ID 05a3:9230 ARC International
Bus 003 Device 073: ID 0424:4060 Standard Microsystems Corp. Ultra Fast Media Reader
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Bus 003 Device 070: ID 0424:2514 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. Hub
Bus 003 Device 012: ID 17ef:304e Lenovo
Bus 003 Device 066: ID 22f0:0014
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
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I have Linux Mint 18 on a T410 but am having difficulty because the cursor keeps wandering acreoss the screen.Is there any solution that does not require Windows?

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Can I install Ubuntu on my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370

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Hi!I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T495 recently. I installed Ubuntu 18 next to Windows 10.When I connect a second HDMI monitor it is not detected. I have tried to install the drivers from official website but it doesn?t work for me.I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 with kernel 4.18.0-25-generic.The processor is AMD Ryzen 5 pro 3500u w/ radeon vega mobile gfx × 8And the video: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Picasso (rev d2) [email protected]:~$ inxi -GGraphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Picasso           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 ) drivers: fbdev,ati (unloaded: modesetting,vesa,radeon)           Resolution: [email protected]           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 8.0, 128 bits) version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.2Also, when I run the xrandr command I get the following error:[email protected]:~$ xrandrxrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output defaultScreen 0: minimum 1920 x 1080, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 1920 x 1080default connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 0mm x 0mm   1920x1080     77.00* Can anyone recommend a solution to this issue?Regards,Eva??

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Hello, I think this is a Intel RST driver issue. When I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a BIOS created RAID-0 array with two NVMe M.2, the installation cannot find the raid array. When using two SATA drives - it works flawlessly. Is there a way to solve this issue? Any driver I can update in the Ubuntu installation? Please help! 

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Does the X1E support S3 sleep under Linux? It can't wake from suspend in Ubuntu Linux 18.10. Do we have to wait for Lenovo to offer such support through a BIOS update (like the X1C6) before wake from suspend or hibernate is possible under Linux?

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I am having a whole range of display problems trying to setup dual external monitors using the DisplayPorts on the ThinkPad Workstation Dock model 40A5 with a TP P50 running  Linux.  Most notably, only one DisplayPort works and only in conjunction with the internal ThinkPad monitor; I never see both external monitors in the Display setup utility.  So I can not get the DisplayPort/DisplayPort combination to work.  Also, the VGA/DisplayPort combination does not work.  Just very bizarre behavior.  I am using RHEL 7.2. Has anyone had luck making this combination work?  

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I have recently bought a Thinkpad X1 Exteme and it is running Pop!_OS 18.10. I was hoping the find a linux driver for the finger print reader. Lenovo only seems to have w\Windows drivers listed. Is there any plan to release Linux drivers by any chance? Or third party drivers that may work? Thanks

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Linux may be unsupported, so I just want to hear from other users: Are you able to use the Bluetooth on the Realtek R8822be in this Laptop under Linux? If so, under what kernel?

A:Thinkpad A485 - Bluetooth not turning on (Linux)

It is working for Antergos 4.18.* Kernel. Did you turn it on with FN+F10?

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Hello, is there possibility to setup fingerprint reader on Linux, particulary on latest Fedora Linux? Thanks a lot!Jindra

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