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Installing Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty Fawn” on an IBM ThinkPad T30

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Even though I’m a Debian user, I usually recommend Ubuntu to most people looking for a Linux desktop distribution. I recently got handed an IBM ThinkPad T30 that was donated to my school, so I thought it was about time I took my own advice and install Ubuntu.

I booted Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty Fawn”. While the Prism 2.5 based WiFi adapter didn’t “Just Work”, Ubuntu appears to detect it properly, and some quick Googling reveals that it should work with a little fiddling.

I start the Install application...

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