Installing Arch Core 2008 on a ThinkPad T60

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Here are the specs of the model used for this tutorial (I've left out modem, infrared, cardbus since I haven't ever used them):

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo (Merom) 1.67GHz
Graphics Adaptor Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Display 14" TFT display with 1024x768 resolution
Harddisk 80GB 5400 RPM Hitatchi
Audio Intel HD Audio 1.0 controller
Ethernet Ethernet Controllers#Intel Gigabit (10/100/1000)
Optical LG-Hitatchi HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4083N Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
Wireless Intel Wireless 3945 a/b/g.
Biometric STMicroelectronics Fingerprint Reader

Getting the OS

For this installation I used Arch Core 2008.6, version i686. You can get the image on the Arch download page. Download it and burn it onto a CD.

Basic installation

I basically followed the instructions of the ArchWiki.