Installing Ubuntu 7.04 on a ThinkPad R51

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Installation of Ubuntu 7.04 on a ThinkPad R51 (model 2887-NQ7)

Series: R51

Model: 2887-NQ7 (IBM support page)

Operating system: Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, Desktop Edition]]


What works after installation

  1. Detection of CPU core and automatic configuration of frequency
  2. Wired Network (Intel PRO/100)
  3. Wireless Network (IPW2200BG). This also works with WPA-PSK (TKIP)
  4. Sound
  5. Video

What needs to be fixed

  1. Embedded Security Subsystem
  2. Active Protection System

What has not yet been tested

  1. External Video Port

Not included with this model

  1. Firewire (IEEE 1394)



Installation is very simple. Boot from the Ubuntu LiveCD and select the install option. The video card, sound and wireless all work perfectly. Windows partitions are automatically detected and added to /etc/fstab.

Fixes after installation

To be added