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Ideapad 700-15ISK doesn't recognize linux in boot after instalation

2017-05-31, 16:18 PM


So I wanted to run linux as well as windows in the same ssd, while saving my files in my hardrive.

For that, I used 16gb of unnalocated space in my sdd, turning it in 25gb for the OS linux. After that I separated my hard drive in more or less half for windows, half for linux. All of it were not formated.


Next I booted withmy usb, and installed linux in the SSD (EXT4 format) "/"format, put the /home in my hard drive space(EXT4), and created a swap area in my hdd matching my ram (8gb).

The problem is, when I boot my laptop, it doesn't recognize that linux is installed and goes straight for Windows.  I changed the boot setting in bios to 1st one to boot is the SSD.

In the image bellow is the information of my partitions. If you require some more information tell me and I will put it here.

Thank you





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Re: Ideapad 700-15ISK doesn't recognize linux in boot after instalation

2017-09-01, 18:13 PM

Looks like your installation was a success -- your partitions look reasonable anyway. Nowadays, with UEFI, boot logic is independent of partitioning. To temporarily boot into a different OS, Windows made me go through a series of steps. I don't have it on the tip of my tongue, but it was similar to Control Panel -> System -> Boot -> Advanced. This results in a blurb that the machine must restart. You can then choose to boot from external media, or to another OS. To permanently be given a choice at boot whether to do Windows or Linux, I use the Linux boot manager, which is called GRUB2.

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