02-24-2019 08:41 AM - edited 02-24-2019 08:47 AM
I bought a V130-15IKB (81HNA00CGE) a few days ago. It's a model with a 128GB NVME SSD and preinstalled with FreeDOS - perfect for a Debian Linux Laptop.
One important reason to buy was the seller's specification which said a second SATA drive (SSD or HDD) could be added while keeping NVME and DVD-RW.
As I'm using other Lenovo products (Thinkpad T530, ThinkCentre M83z), I expected good documentation. So I was surprised to find out, that it is not documented in the manuel nor as a "Parts Removal and Replacement Video".
So my first question:
Is it possible to add a 2nd SATA-Drive - SSD or HDD?
When I installed Debian Linux to the Notebook, I had to deal with the UEFI-Bios. I was hoping for a password securable boot menu, but I wasn't able to configure this separatly. Only activating a poweron-password did the job. So I hoped a bios update could help. But I realized, only Win10-based BIOS-Updates are provided.
This leads me to my second question:
Is there any way to update my BIOS without using Win10?
Thanks for your (even partly) answers!
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02-24-2019 10:20 AM - edited 02-24-2019 10:24 AM
For the first question I got some documentation now:
I'll leave the thread open, if someone has some information with bios update
03-06-2019 10:01 PM - edited 03-06-2019 10:20 PM
BIOS-Update is possible using the article https://medium.com/@BladeCoder/flash-your-lenovo-ideapad-laptop-bios-from-linux-using-uefi-capsule-u...
I'm running Debian Stretch and used fwupdate Release 10 from Debian Backports to flash - BIOS was updated from 8vcn09ww to 8vcn16ww.
After successful flashing - ending up in a bootmenu loop - I reconfigured bios and had to enable booting using the debian rescue usb to perform update-grub