View Full Version : [lubuntu] IBM Thinkpad R51 - Live CD boots to command line
May 13th, 2011, 06:56 AM
I am trying to install lubuntu 11.04 on an ancient IBM Thinkpad R51. I wanted to try the Live CD to make sure there would be no issues. However, it boots to the command line not into LXDE. I checked the CD for defects, there are none. I tried Alt+F7 but its just a black screen. Could someone please help me troubleshoot & fix. Much appreciated - thanks.
May 13th, 2011, 07:23 AM
I also tried this but it didn't work:
May 13th, 2011, 07:37 AM
These reconfigure commands followed by startx didn't work either:
May 13th, 2011, 08:16 AM
Sadly adding this boot option to the LiveCD didn't do anything for me either:
May 13th, 2011, 08:48 AM
How much RAM is on this system? Ubuntu needs at least 512 meg to run. Lbuntu will run in 256 meg.
May 13th, 2011, 08:50 AM
256 that's why I went with lubuntu
May 13th, 2011, 09:03 AM
This suggestion worked:
I managed to get into LXDE and everything works fine. I guess I'll just take a leap of faith and go for it and deal with whatever issues come up post install...
May 13th, 2011, 09:04 AM
Sorry - it was right there in your first post. Missed that.
May 13th, 2011, 09:32 AM
Any idea what this might be, given the workaround?
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