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Install on X200 [message #21] Thu, 22 February 2018 21:44 Go to next message
aryr100 is currently offline  aryr100
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Finally got to install FreeSlack64-14.2, on my Certificated RYF Thinkpad X200.

All goes well, the only issue is lilo. You will need to activate Grub, then the system will boot properly.
https://www.fsf.org/news/libreboot-x200-laptop-now-fsf-certified-to-respect-your-freedom
Re: Install on X200 [message #22 is a reply to message #21] Fri, 23 February 2018 10:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
samtux is currently offline  samtux
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Your X200 has Libreboot which already contains GRUB and there's no need to install it in FreeSlack. It's sufficient to create a /boot/grub/libreboot_grub.cfg file.
LiLo won't work, since it uses BIOS functions (at least that's what I read in a statement of a Libreboot developer) and your Thinkpad has no BIOS anymore (that's why it has the FSF certificate).

I replaced the BIOS with Libreboot on my TP X200 in July 2015.
Re: Install on X200 [message #34 is a reply to message #21] Mon, 04 June 2018 17:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
aryr100 is currently offline  aryr100
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Works with the following :
After install, but before you reboot

chroot /mnt

grub-install /dev/sda

grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

[Updated on: Mon, 04 June 2018 20:27]

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Re: Install on X200 [message #42 is a reply to message #34] Tue, 21 August 2018 12:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
samtux is currently offline  samtux
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There's no need to install grub.

I attached my libreboot_grub.cfg (for my LVM based partitioning, where "tpvg" is the name of the volume group). Of course the "linux /vmlinuz ..." line may vary from install to install.

Copying that file into /boot/grub/ is sufficient for libreboot's grub (already installed on the flash chip) to boot up the system.

[Updated on: Tue, 21 August 2018 15:53]

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Re: Install on X200 [message #43 is a reply to message #42] Tue, 21 August 2018 23:32 Go to previous message
KRT1 is currently offline  KRT1
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Just curious... did either of you have WiFi problems on your X200? I sure did. This fixed it though:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/networking-connects-then-disconnects-with-14-2-ar9285-4175583671/#post5569860

... just in case anyone else runs into that little bug, since it affects a fresh Freenix install on an X200 as of right now.


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