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What does this ThinkPad Screen Mean?

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
September 28, 2011 4:49:53 PM

Anyone know what this screen means?

I'm interested in getting FreeBSD running on this older Thinkpad to play around with the system, however, I gotta figure out what this means. Machine powers up but then displays this image.

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a b D Laptop
September 28, 2011 5:28:17 PM

Looks like someone made a custom boot image or maybe a bios screen. Is that as far as it goes? Can you get to the BIOS or is that it?
September 28, 2011 7:23:51 PM

I believe this is as far as it gets. I haven't seen it in person yet, just found someone selling it while looking for a cheap laptop for FreeBSD.
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September 28, 2011 7:35:23 PM

Well the image is that of a floppy disc (duh) maybe there is one inside the machine or they have some sort of program that needs the floppy to boot?
September 28, 2011 10:11:33 PM

Yeah I've contacted the seller and will see if I can swing by and see it in person.
October 4, 2011 4:21:08 PM

No response from the guy. Guess I'll continue my search elsewhere. Thanks for the feedback anyways.