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Installing CentOS 5 on Lenovo ThinkPad R61i

Last updated: 2008-04-28

General Hardware Specifications of Lenovo ThinkPad R61i:

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Notes

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

15.4" WXGA Display

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, integrated in GM965, no DVI pass-through

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

4GB (4GB max) PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2, Non-parity Memory

Works

No special procedure required during installation

120GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 RPM Hard Drive

Works

No special procedure required during installation

EIDE DVD/RW Drive

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Integrated Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Integrated Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

Works

ipw3945 driver not included in CentOS 5 is needed.

Integrated 4-in-1 reader (MultiMediaCard, Mem Stick PRO, Secure Digital, xD-Picture Card)

Works

No special procedure required during installation

6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Controller

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Integrated 56K V.90 (V.92-designed) modem, Conexant CX20548

Unkown

Never attempted to do anything with it

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5PAE.

Basic Installation of CentOS 5:

Unresolved issues

More Specific Information

Contact Information

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Overall, ThinkPad R61i performs really well under CentOS 5, definitely much better than under Vista Home Premium that it came with.



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