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07-29-2011

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S205 Bios Linux compatible when?

2011-10-14, 11:59 AM

As ever sorry for my bad english

Two thngs:

 - I saw rhere is no more BIOS update on S205 Drivers web page http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/au/en/DriversDownLoads/APR_Driver_List.aspx?CategoryID=228051&OS=Windows%207%2064bit

Someone knows why?

 - UEFI Bios is not Linux 100% compatible, I can use linux on S205 but I CAN'T have dualbott Windows7-Linux on my machine.
I hope Lenovo engeneers can do a new BIOS that have 2 possibility of choice = Bios UEFI+BiosLegacy as it happens on the ThinkPad  X121E with the same AMD fusion if I'm not wrong

 

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10-14-2011

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Re: S205 Bios Linux compatible when?

2011-10-14, 18:18 PM
Please Lenovo...we need a compatible bios for Linux like Thinkpad x121e.
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10-14-2011

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Re: S205 Bios Linux compatible when?

2011-10-14, 22:27 PM

I join the request and think Lenovo should look this feature as a good advantage for this little machines.
Today a new version of Ubuntu has been released and seems I could have a nasty experience if i decide to try making a dual boot. Do you think there's a possibility for a uefi upgrade that can help us?

I hope some Lenovo guy give a look at this thread

Thanks

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10-14-2011

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Re: S205 Bios Linux compatible when?

2011-10-14, 23:18 PM

I join the above requests, for it would be nice to see this issue solved.

Even a workaround that you at Lenovo may be aware of would be greatly appreciated if no releases to address such issue are scheduled in the short term.

Looking forward to you kind answer,

regards. 

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10-15-2011

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Re: S205 Bios Linux compatible when?

2011-10-15, 6:58 AM

I want to have dualboot windows 7- linux on my machine.There's a possibility for a uefi bios upgrade?

 

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10-15-2011

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Re: S205 Bios Linux compatible when?

2011-10-15, 9:01 AM
I join this request!
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Re: S205 Bios Linux compatible when?

2011-10-15, 14:33 PM
I would like to see the S205 linux compatible with it's bios as well. I was sorely disappointed to find out while attempting to install linux that it's bios does not support it.
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10-17-2011

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I have tried everything to get this to boot linux from the HDD

2011-10-17, 15:23 PM

No joy.

 

I had an old copy of easy peasy (an ubuntu remix for netbooks) for the eeepc.  This installed and would actually boot from the HDD as it probably used GRUB as default instead of GRUB2 which every distro now seems to use.

 

I bought my S205 in Germany with FreeDOS installed.  Most people who are buying this notebook with this option will obviously be removing it and installing Linux of some sort.  Lenovo should have made sure this worked before selling it with freeDOS.

 

I have tried many distros now, both 64bit and 32 bit,  10.04 LTS Ubuntu, 11.10 (which does not have GRUB in the repos as far as I can work out!), linux mint 11, fedora 15, scientific linux etc.  Some of these will boot from USB using uNetbootin, but they all fail to boot after installation, linux mint 11 64bit fails during install at the setting up of GRUB2 stage.  I have tried seperate boot partitions, both efi boot, ext2, ext4.  I have tried to install 10.04, done the mounting and binding of the HDD and chroot then installing GRUB/removing GRUB2.  I think this fails at grub-install, but tried that many things I can not remember what fails where.  Anyway, do all this with GRUB, reboot, and it fails to boot from HDD with endless boot loop.

 

So

 

1) Are Lenovo working on the BIOS problem?  If so when can we expect a fix?  It is a bit notrite to sell a notebook with no real OS installled (no offence FreeDOS) that you can not install linux on (well not easily anyway!)

 

2) Has anyone managed to install ANY version of linux from the last few years on this machine that has ONLY linux on it (not dual boot with windows as some seem to have got this to work), if so how?  Seperate boot partition?  What type of filesystem?  EXT2?EXT4?FAT16?FAT32?EFI boot(which is an option on mint 11 I think)

 

I hope someone can help!

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10-18-2011

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Re: I have tried everything to get this to boot linux from the HDD

2011-10-18, 8:27 AM

Hey, common Lenovo.

Do the right thing, and make everybody happy!

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Betreff: S205 Bios Linux compatible when?

2011-10-18, 15:03 PM

Linux works fine on the S205.

 

I have Ubuntu 11.10 running on my S205 alone and use it for university. With Ubuntu, you need to use the 64-bit edition, make a MSDOS partition table with Gparted, and create a 2 GB "EFI Boot Partition" in Ubiquity (the installation tool).

 

It ran quite okay-ish with Ubuntu 11.04, but works wonderfully with 11.10. Here's a video I did half a year ago:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij9To78Wt3w

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