Installation instructions for the ThinkPad T43p

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Specific installation notes for the ThinkPad T43p.

General Notes

Mine came with Windows XP, which took up the entire 60GB hard disk. I needed to resize the NTFS partition. Did this by the following:

  • -- Download ISORecorder
  • -- download SystemRescueCD and burn onto CD using ISORecorder
  • F12 during bootup to configure BIOS options to boot from CDROM
  • Boot from SystemRescueCD
  • At "boot:" prompt, type fb1024
  • Select keyboard map, etc, when prompt appears type run_qtparted
  • Resize ntfs using qtparted- set it from 54GB to 30GB

After doing all this, rebooted into Windows to check everything was OK, which it was. Verified that disk size now says 30GB.

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