Yesterday I managed to buy a T42 laptop manufactured by IBM in 2004. The computer looks like new, no bruises or even cracks, nothing like that, the keyboard and all the plastic parts untouched. Touchpad does not seem to have been used at all. The display is perfectly clear and clean.
So I was searching, and found a workaround here, which suggested that the bug is in the /bin/check-missing-firmware file. So, here is what to do:
- Boot the install media, and select install, just like normal.
- When in the installer, switch to another console, by pressing alt+ctrl F2, then enter to activate the prompt and edit the file. My favourite editor is nano, thus I go for this
- Find line with #!/bin/sh in the file, should be right on the top and insert exit 0 right after it, save and and exit the editor
- Press alt+ctrl F5 to go back to the install gui and you can continue the install progress and it wont hang up