I have about 20 IBM Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, R52, that are being donated to a school in the Dominican Repulic. There is absolutely nothing on them! I am trying to load Ubuntu Mint on them and have it installed on one of the laptops, from a CD that I burned with the software and during the setup, step 4 of 8, (prepare partitions) it got stuck.
There is nothing listed there so I went to the terminal and got the gparted software but when I
sudo lshw -C disk, it only lists
*-cdrom. I used the
sfdisk command and try using the menu options, nothing works. Does that mean the hard drive isn't formatted at all and that is why Ubuntu can't see it?
I am not a programmer, just thought this was the best option for these laptops. Any advice you can give me on formatting the partitions would be highly appreciated.
Please share step by step with me in the Linux language.