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#1 ozi

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:49 AM

Hi Guys .
I recently purchased an ex lease & H/d formated IBM 3Ghz Think Centre desktop 8172 S51 & although I have been running Linux Ubuntu 8.10 in it & PC runs perfect , but I would now like to install Xp Pro into it as it has the COA sticker on it .
Problem is these PC's ship with no Cd backup discs with it . I have been told I can use my Dell r/install disc & it loaded ok & now I have to download drivers for it . My problem is nowhere on their site tells me what order in which to install them like Dell does . I just need the minimum drivers to get me to connect to the Internet .
Dell is 1/Dss [ in sys utilities category] 2/chip set 3/video adapt 4/network card

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:32 AM

This is a Lenovo S51 which has a recovery partition, you can find instructions for using it here.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:43 AM

This is a Lenovo S51 which has a recovery partition, you can find instructions for using it here.

It's a fully formated H/D & I doubt it still exists . Is there a safe generic driver to get Ethernet working ? Gee if Ubuntu can do it , there must be a way surely ?

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:57 AM

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-55830.html that should have the drivers you need.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:35 AM

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-55830.html that should have the drivers you need.


Thanks , but looks like I worked it out . I was more worried on what order to install drivers from this site & could not work out how to set the Ethernet drivers . :thumbsup:

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