Installing Kubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) on an ThinkPad X61 Tablet

This weekend I installed Gutsy, now officially known as Kubuntu 7.10 on my X61. I decided I’d try and write up a guide on thinkwiki.org. Because I don’t have an optical drive for my laptop, installation was a bit tricky, I ended up booting off the network. Once over that hurdle, everything else pretty much just worked. No fussing with X configuration settings, wired and wireless network just worked, sound worked etc. Installing Linux has come a long way in the last few years.