40m QIL Cryo_Lab CTN SUS_Lab TCS_Lab OMC_Lab CRIME_Lab FEA ENG_Labs OptContFac Mariner WBEEShop
  40m Log  Not logged in ELOG logo
Entry  Mon Feb 18 19:16:55 2019, rana, Summary, Computers, new laptop setup: ASIA 
    Reply  Mon Apr 15 18:29:07 2019, rana, Summary, Computers, new laptop setup: ASIA - yum issues 
       Reply  Wed May 8 22:11:46 2019, rana, Summary, Computers, new laptop setup: ASIA - yum issues 
          Reply  Mon May 20 13:16:57 2019, gautam, Summary, Computers, new laptop setup: ASIA - ndscope and diaggui 
             Reply  Mon Aug 5 17:23:26 2019, gautam, Summary, Computers, WiFi Settings on asia 
Message ID: 14464     Entry time: Mon Feb 18 19:16:55 2019     Reply to this: 14543
Author: rana 
Type: Summary 
Category: Computers 
Subject: new laptop setup: ASIA 

The old IBM laptop (Asia) has died from a fan error after 7 years. WE have a new Lenovo 330 IdeaPad to replace it:

  1. to enter bios, the usual FN keys don't work. Power off laptop. Insert paperclip into small hole on laptop side with upside-down U symbol. Laptop powers up into BIOS setup.
  2. Insert SL 7.6 DVD into drive
  3. Change all settings from modern UEFI into Legacy support. Change Boot order to put CDROM first.
  4. Boot.
  5. Touchpad is not detected. Hookup mouse for setup.
  6. Delete windows partition.
  7. Setup wireless network according to (https://wiki-40m.ligo.caltech.edu/Network). Computer name = asia.martian. 
  8. Set root password. Do not create user (we want to make the controls acct later using the command line so that we can set userID and groupID both to 1001).
  9. Begin install...lots of disk access noises for awhile...

Install done. Touchpad not recognized by linux - lots of forum posts about kernel patching...Arrgh!

ELOG V3.1.3-