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lordspiral
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Linux on y570

I've never installed Linux before and this is my fist time. I understand there are some problems getting linux installed on this laptop. Is there a step by step guide to installing linux on this laptop? I recently upgraded it to windows 7 professional if that matters. I have read through several threads and couldnt find a straightforward answer. Thank you

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Re: Linux on y570

Which distro are you installing?





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Re: Linux on y570

i'm trying to install ubuntu. I tried to create a partition on C: but it says there are already the maximum amount of partitions allowed created. I didnt really want to mess with it too much because I read that it messes up the onekey recovery feature if you alter those partitions. 

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Re: Linux on y570

Dont try to create partitions,why not try using wubi? Its the best option for you,your current partitioning schema will be safe,for more info checkout

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide





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PeterNash
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Re: Linux on y570

[ Edited ]

If you use Wubi you won't get the maximum potential of Linux.

I already have installed Linux in the Y570. As like you, I had the partition scheme full. Then I booted from a live cd and I did a strange thing that worked fine.

 

I opened GParted. I saw this:

+-----+------------------------+-------+-------+
|     |                        |       |LENOVO |
|boot | WINDOWS                |LENOVO | _PART |
|     |                        |       |(recov)|
+-----+------------------------+-------+-------+

 

the hard drive uses the MBR partition scheme (max 4 primary partitions) - an extended partition is a primary which can include some more logical units

Boot, Windows, and LENOVO_PART partitions are primary partitions and LENOVO is a logical unit into a extended partition:

 

···-----------+---------+---···
              |+-------+|
  WINDOWS     ||LENOVO ||LENOVO...
              ||(driv.)||_PART
              |+-------+|(recovery)
···-----------+---------+---···

 

I resized Windows partition -20 GB and I got some space unassigned:

 

                       FREE SPACE

+-----+-----------------+------+------+------+
|     |                 ||||||||      |LENOVO|
|boot | WINDOWS         ||||||||LENOVO| _PART|
|     |                 ||||||||      |      |
+-----+-----------------+------+------+------+

 

and the strange thing I did is move back the beginning of the extended partition that contained the unit with de windows drivers

 

          <----- I moved the beg, of the ext. part.                                  


···------+---------------------+---···
         |            +-------+|
  WINDOWS|            |LENOVO ||LENOVO...
         |            |(driv.)||_PART
         |            +-------+|
···------+---------------------+---···

then I created the Linux partition within the extended partition, and I continued to install Fedora distro

 

···------+---------------------+---···
         |+------+----+-------+|
  WINDOWS||LINUX |SWAP|LENOVO ||LENOVO...

         ||      |    |(driv.)||_PART
         |+------+----+-------+|
···------+---------------------+---···

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Re: Linux on y570

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I should warn you that the Y570 have one or two issues under Linux:

1. some people said that the USB 3.0 doesn't work at all
I don't know if it works for me

 

2. the very known problem: you don't be able to use the NVidia Card that use Optimus technology, because currently there is no solution for the technology for Linux  (NVidia and Lenovo should be ashamed!). There's a project called Bumblebee, which gives the possibillity  to use the switchable graphics. However, this project doesn't work for the Ideapad Y470 & Y570.

There's a hack for this two laptops, but doesn't work for everybody.

For example, I couldn't run the bumblebee/bbswitch on Fedora. The situation can be different on Ubunto.

 

please read this for more info:
https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/bbswitch/issues/2

http://linux-hybrid-graphics.blogspot.com/2012/02/nvidia-optimus-lenovo-ideapad-y570.html

http://www.gameobject.net/technology/nvidia-optimus-working-on-lenovo-ideapad-y470-y570-on-linux-deb...