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Re:Lenovo Yoga C630 1.33 Firmware issues(?)

2020-06-24, 13:20 PM

I'll forward a note on to the product team and ask them to look at this posting, they might not have seen it yet.

 

Mark, any news regarding boot BIOS issue described in first post? Virtualization support also would be much appreciated. 

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Re:Lenovo Yoga C630 1.33 Firmware issues(?)

2020-07-12, 11:46 AM

@steevdave 

Steve -

 

I'm facing a very similar issue currently. 

 

I'm attempting to install an OS similar to Kali on my Lenovo c630, without much success. I have a 128G USB drive and a 32G USB drive, and have tried plugging them into the ports in any conceivable permutation possible (used Rufus to flash the ISO onto the drive), but still no luck - boots through windows every time. Any advice on getting this to work? Also - does it matter if I use GPT or MBR when creating the bootable drive (secure boot is disabled). Recommend DD or ISO Image mode?

 

Apologies for some many questions, but you must know how it is with these niche tech issues - you're the first person I've seen that has come anywhere close to identifying and solving my problem, so you're my best shot at this point. 

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Re:Lenovo Yoga C630 1.33 Firmware issues(?)

2020-07-12, 18:09 PM
I have a couple write-ups on my site - steev.net that walked through the process I took for installation - though I do still run multiple installs off USB keys (and we STILL don't have an updated UEFI firmware.... *sigh*) and the images came from the aarch64-laptops github/linaro link. I'll try to address your questions, but I can't answer all of them. I've never used rufus at all, I've always used Etcher, so I can't answer that. I would have to know what image you're attempting to write to the USB to know why it wouldn't work - Have you checked the USB keys after you have written them? As a guess, I'd do DD mode, just because you typically would dd the image in Linux, but again, I have no experience with rufus at all. The way I did it here was I took my *working* 32G usb key and then dd-ed it to the 128/256G keys - this way it keeps all the same information (and then expanded the rootfs partitions with gparted), so when grub has finished loading the kernel/initrd/device tree, I yank the 32G out - obviously this is hacky, but it works.
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Re:Lenovo Yoga C630 1.33 Firmware issues(?)

2020-07-12, 21:31 PM

It's Parrot OS - the file is the Parrot Security Mate ISO. I've written it to my 32GB key and tested it on my home PC - boots up like a charm. So you're using etcher (I can use either rufus or etcher) to write it from the 32GB key to both of the larger keys - at least partially, before yanking out the 32GB one midway through?

 

This was supposed to be a sort of "linux experiment" for me as I had this laptop laying around, a need for security, and plenty of free time. Sigh. The hard part should've been playing with the OS, not booting it. 

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Re:Lenovo Yoga C630 1.33 Firmware issues(?)

2020-07-12, 22:10 PM
Uhh, the Yoga C630 is *not* an x86 machine, so the ISO for a PC will not work with it.
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Re:Lenovo Yoga C630 1.33 Firmware issues(?)

2020-07-12, 22:11 PM
Also, no, I mean I yank the 32G key out *at boot time* - but you're not at that point because you are trying to use an x86 OS with an arm64 machine.
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Re:Lenovo Yoga C630 1.33 Firmware issues(?)

2020-07-12, 22:40 PM

Aw, man - all this stuff is losing me. I'm not a Kali dev by any stretch and it seems I've gotten myself in over my head on this project. I'm literally just following tutorials to try and make this work. Sounds like there's some specific version of Parrot that I need for this laptop? Oy vey

 

Everything made it look so straightforward...

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Re:Lenovo Yoga C630 1.33 Firmware issues(?)

2020-07-12, 22:56 PM
Well if it was an x86 processor, it would be straightforward. These are arm64 machines though, and Linux support is still in the beginning stages.
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Re:Lenovo Yoga C630 1.33 Firmware issues(?)

2020-07-13, 3:46 AM
Sheesh. I had no idea when I acquired this laptop hastily for school that it was some experiment by Microsoft; now that I dug a little deeper on it, this is starting to explain a lot of "issues" I ran into on this laptop - like how 64 bit software wasn't compatible and it's a total coin toss if any application will run on it. Anyways, looks like this laptop is a total lost cause for me and I'll probably end up selling it and getting something else that doesn't seemingly require a degree in software engineering to do any playing around with. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
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