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#1 2018-10-15 09:16:52

andreas_baumann
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From: Zurich, Switzerland
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Upgrading old machines

I just tested an old machine which was not updated since the migration to Archlinux32.

The only thing I needed to ignore is a dependency to libfontxxx something (-d option
runing pacman -Syyuu).

It's a Lenovo T42, alive and kicking. :-)

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#2 2018-10-16 07:04:12

tommi
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Registered: 2018-08-25
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Re: Upgrading old machines

It's a wee bit like awaking again an old tractor. you turn the crank and the bulldog runs...

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#3 2018-10-16 07:06:31

andreas_baumann
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Re: Upgrading old machines

..actually, the Lenovo serves well as a terminal and browser in a server room. :-)
(nice picture :-) )

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#4 2018-10-16 14:17:47

levi
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Registered: 2018-06-16
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Re: Upgrading old machines

According to wiki's T series page, the T43 was the last IBM branded T-series thinkpad, and chronoloically I think the T42 did come before that, believe it or not.  Of course, large parts of it were probably made by one of lenovo's subsidiaries at the time.


Architecture: pentium4, Testing repos: Yes, Hardware: EeePC 901+2GB RAM+OS half on the SD card.

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