Question about IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook
Have replaced original hard drive with a new one. New one might have an operating system installed or might not. All we have right now is a screen with a blinking cursor. We see where we can access the Bio Utility Setup. Where do we go from here?
Pop a linux live cd (I reccomend PC Linux 2007) that is what I am using in my ibm t-21 laptop. It will load and run from the cd drive, then install it to the new hard drive. Ps. it will work with a belkin usb wi-fi internet access point. Mine does
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
Make sure your replacement hard drive is compatible in geometry (supported by your ThinkPad T20). Check and see if your BIOS setup utility has an auto-detect function.
It would be good if you knew the contents of your replacement drive. You said it might be installed, it might not. If there is nothing on the drive, the ThinkPad should report 'no operating system' or similar message, but it is possible that it might not show anything other than a blinking cursor
Posted on Dec 13, 2007
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I would say the hard drive is failing. But need to run a diagnostic on it to be sure.
If you would like to know where to get the ibm / hitachi hard drive diagostic let me know. It's free for download and you can get a bootable ISO image to burn onto cd. Allowing you to boot from cd in order to test the drive.
As far as replacing, you should be good with a 60gb or 80gb. Did it orginally have a 20gb in it? I would say for most people, 60-80 is way more than enough. Unless you have a ton of music or pictures.
Oct 22, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook
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