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John Poltorak

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny
« on: June 19, 2017, 08:49:07 pm »
How can I tell if there would be any chance of OS/2 /AN working on a Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny?

http://uk.pcmag.com/lenovo-thinkcentre-m93p-tiny/539/review/lenovo-thinkcentre-m93p-tiny



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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 12:11:57 am »
Hi John.

It is a little hard to tell, in my experience the practical way is to get the machine and do some testing and recognize the components/chipsets that it has.

This is my personal option and it may change according to the machine configuration.

According to the article it has "Intel Core i5-4570T". So OS/2, ArcaOS or eComStation should boot with the ACPI driver, if the BIOS has an UEFI legacy mode on it.
- Intel HD Graphics 4600, should work with Panorama or SNAP
- Intel Centrino-N 105 Wi-Fi card (Mini PCIe)- I don't think it will work yet.

I'm not sure if it comes with wired ethernet and what sound chipset does it has.

If you have the exact model you get some more hardware info details on the Lenovo PSREF Book:
http://psref.lenovo.com/Search?k=M93p%20Tiny&c=false&s=false

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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 10:28:33 am »
Hi John.

It is a little hard to tell, in my experience the practical way is to get the machine and do some testing and recognize the components/chipsets that it has.

This is my personal option and it may change according to the machine configuration.

According to the article it has "Intel Core i5-4570T". So OS/2, ArcaOS or eComStation should boot with the ACPI driver, if the BIOS has an UEFI legacy mode on it.
- Intel HD Graphics 4600, should work with Panorama or SNAP





- Intel Centrino-N 105 Wi-Fi card (Mini PCIe)- I don't think it will work yet.

I'm not sure if it comes with wired ethernet and what sound chipset does it has.

If you have the exact model you get some more hardware info details on the Lenovo PSREF Book:
http://psref.lenovo.com/Search?k=M93p%20Tiny&c=false&s=false

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Thanks Martin, but mine is a 10A4S00L000. I didn't spot that number amongst the 106 on the Lenovo page. It's a really neat bit of kit, and it would be nice to have OS/2 running on it. When I tried, it crashed almost immediately. Maybe just a different APIC would get it running...

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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 04:11:33 pm »
Hi John

Did you set the UEFI BIOS to "Compatibility" mode?


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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 11:22:08 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion, Pete, but compatibilty was set on and Legacy had priority over UEFI.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 03:09:12 am »
Hi John

Is this an OS/2 or ArcaOS install?

Is disk access mode EIDE or AHCI?

At what point does the crash happen?


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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 06:08:14 am »
I have ArcaOS 5.0.1 (private beta) running on Lenovo M93p tiny.

It is hard to boot the installation disk. I succeeded by mounting the USB DVD drive on the yellow front port.
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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 06:25:31 am »
I have ArcaOS 5.0.1 (private beta) running on Lenovo M93p tiny.

It is hard to boot the installation disk. I succeeded by mounting the USB DVD drive on the yellow front port.

Many thanks. I take it that the release version won't build. If not how would I get a copy of this version?

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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 07:24:40 am »
Many thanks. I take it that the release version won't build. If not how would I get a copy of this version?

Version 5.0.1 should be released once a couple of issues are fixed. Perhaps a week.