Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:54 PM
I recently was given an old IBM laptop from my dad. It is an IBM ThinkPad 240 and that is about the extent of my knowledge about it!
When he gave it to me, it had no operating system on it. I figured I was going to install Ubuntu on it to get it up and running and decide what I'm going to do with it.
The first problem I ran into is that there is no disk drive. Luckily I have an old iomega external disk drive that I think I might be able to use, but I'm not sure if I have to install it first (which I can do without an operating system?). This external disk drive operates through the USB port.
If I can use it, there should be a setting in the BIOS that will allow me to "boot from disk" correct? If there is, I cannot find it =(. The only option I see in the "Power On" section of the BIOS is "Removable Devices" and "Hard Drive".
In "Removable Devices" is says "Legacy Floppy Drives"
In "Hard Drive" it says "TOSHIBA MK1016GAP-(PM)" and "Bootable Add-in Cards"
I have no idea what these things are but I definitely do not see a floppy drive on the laptop.
It does have a serial port if that would be helpful.
Basically, I'm asking how do I go about loading an OS on this computer.
Also, I downloaded ubuntu from the website but I'm not sure how to make it into a boot disk.
Thank you very much for your time,