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I have got a Thinkpad 600E out of a skip. It actually works and I have upgraded the RAM to 256M and the cpu to a Pentium 450 mmc2.
I downloaded an iso of slax puppy and got it running before writing it on to the 3 gig(!) hard drive. I partitioned the drive into three bits - first was 2.4 gig ext2 for system and anything else, second was 512meg swapfile ext2, remainder is for bits also ext2.
Eventually I got the grub loader sorted and can now boot off the drive. It first asks me if I want to load Linux - I suppose that is correct ? The desktop is xorg to try and save system resources.
Obviously the sound does not work yet - it seems a given on old thinkpads using the crystal audio chips. I still do not know the actual device in the machine - it may be the 46xx or 42xx - no idea.
Anyway, I have searched the net to try and find out how to patch the bootup files for audio but to no avail.
Using the editor provided 'geany?' I can look at the files in the /etc/directory (may be wrong terminology here) and edit them. However the code does not seem like the code given in examples - has 'alias =' bits everywhere.
Has anyone done a brief writeup on the bootup files - layout, what does what, order of loading ?
I would like to sort this and am not worried about trying things having started with customising cp/m back in the 1970's.