On Saturday 28 June 2008 03:49:50 pm Paul Linehan wrote:
> > If Knoppix doesn't work, I'd next try booting
> > from a memory stick.
>> That won't work either - there's only one USB port,
> and no matter what I put onto it, the machine will
> not boot from anything on that port, be it floppy,
> CD or KEY.
That sounds like a rather ancient ThinkPad,
as all the ones I have seen have 2 USB ports.
Also I think all relatively recent ThinkPads (less than 7 years old)
can boot from memory sticks.
It sounds to me as though your machine may be seriously ill.
What sort of beeps do you get when you try to boot?
ThinkPad witch doctors can diagnose quite a lot from that,
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